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Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 13, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1866 1866
With Rays
Choice $325 With Rays, Reverse Cud, Brilliant Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Cracked Dies. First year of Shield nickel design issue included reverse rays. The rays increased striking complexity given the hardness of the copper-nickel alloy. This initial year strike offers brilliant frosty luster that explodes during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is vibrant. Obverse fields contain die striations. Overall strike is a tad weak given the initial production striking issues. The reverse die is shattered with a internal cud to the right of CENTS. A nice original example for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Shield  1875 1875
Gem $1150 Better Philadelphia Date, Gem Surfaces, Brilliant Luster, Early Die State Strike, Palos Verdes Collection. The Palos Verdes Collection consignment contains a wonderful 1875 Shield nickel with brilliant metallic luster. This gem is accurate graded with hammered strike. All vertical and horizontal shield lines are completely defined with clear separation. Faint die polish lines are seen behind the primary obverse devices. Most important for type collectors, seeking pristine examples, is the lack of die cracks that is commonplace on Shield nickels. A no question gem with huge luster and serious eye appeal. If building a type set and searching for an exceptional Shield nickel, this candidate warrants serious attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Shield  1876 1876
Choice $395 Centennial Date, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Striated and Cracked Obverse, Near-Gem Original. Sure 1876 is well recognized as the United States centennial. However, 1876 also brought the first Transcontinental Express from New York to San Francisco; travel time of 83.5 hours. During 1876, the Shield nickel design was key in everyday commerce. Mintage was roughly 2.5 million with a reasonable survival rate in Mint State. This well preserved survivor offers brilliant reflective luster from heavily striated obverse die. As usual, the obverse is cracked due to the difficulty with striking the hard copper: nickel alloy. Lots of eye appeal with this offering at a reasonable offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Liberty V Nickels
Liberty V  1911 1911
Gem $425 Gem Original, Light Rose Gold Patina, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Philadelphia ANA Consignment . Bright light viewing of this 1911 Liberty or V Nickel is quite pleasing. Gem surfaces offer swirling cartwheels without uninterruption due to blemishes or heavy toning. Luster texture is closer to frosty for this piece. Well struck with sharp reverse wreath. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A quality consignment from the 2018 Philadelphia ANA show.
Buffalo Nickels
Buffalo  1913S 1913-S
Type 1 Reverse
Gem $1400 New October 9! Low Mintage San Francisco Strike, Brilliant Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. An important 1913-S Type 1 San Francisco that was recently purchased as part of a box of 20 collection. Each coin was handpicked by a very selective collector. This early Buffalo is a superb gem with brilliant mint frost and a complete strike. All device details are incredibly sharp including "watery" details on the reverse. This piece should move into a high end Buffalo collection as the eye appeal is exceptational. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. As reference, CDN CAC guide is $1620.
Buffalo  1913S 1913-S
Type 2
Choice $650 Difficult San Francisco Type 2 Strike, Well Preserved, Residual Satiny Luster, A Rose Buffalo!. The 1913 key date among the Type 1 and Type 2 design types with rapid price increases in AU due to heavy circulation. This AU55 graded specimen would be a wise selection. Surfaces are minimally worn though the piece is struck from late die state dies. Residual satiny luster is obvious during bright light inspection. Obverse has mottled gold while the reverse features a rose buffalo! How cool is that? A special offering that will please the fussy collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo  1914S 1914-S
Choice $295 Fantastic Coloring, Frosty Luster, Full Horn, CAC Approval . A lovely piece of eye candy at a reasonable offer price. The 1914 San Francisco Buffaloes are known for their weak strikes. This example was struck from an eroded obverse die and nearly fresh reverse die. Multi color toning is the highlight of this 1914-S offering. I seen intermixed champagne-chrome, gold, yellow and rose as the primary colors. Reverse is well struck with a full horn. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An offering for those that love their numismatics with pretty colors.
Buffalo  1915S 1915-S
Choice $625 New October 13! Important San Francisco Date, Champagne-Gold Patina, Steely Luster, Active Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. 1915-S strikes are challenging to locate in higher circulated grades though availability in Mint State is more prevalent, but at a price. The Twin Lakes Collection is releasing a choice example with champagne-gold layered on both sides. Luster is reflective with the surfaces best described as being steely or medallic. Strike was accomplished from worn dies as can be seen at LIBERTY. Abrasions are limited to two ancient contact marks on the cheek and jaw. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder which is well worn, especially on the lower reverse. It would be advisable for the next owner to have this piece reholdered on order to release this Buffalo nickel's maximum eye appeal.
Buffalo  1916D 1916-D
Original $115 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Original, Russet Toning, Twin Lakes Collection.. A better-date Buffalo nickel perfect for a type set, this coin's design was the result of a complete overhaul of the nation's coinage in the early 20th century. The nickel's iconic Buffalo is in keeping with other Indian-themed coinage of the same period, such as the Indian cent and Indian gold pieces. This example exhibits russet streaks that blanket both sides over a even, gray pallete. A few hints of seaweed hue highlight protected areas of the obverse. A quality AU58 set offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Buffalo  1924D 1924-D
Choice $525 Appealing, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. The AU58 is ideal collector grade, with most examples providing complete detail and remaining luster. This piece scores higher than average on the "luster-o-meter," and, with only scattered marks, merits a choice designation for the grade. Toning is nickel-gray with occasional russet, most prominent on the bison's shoulder. The strike is typical, as the Denver Mint struggled to produce strikes on par with the quality of the Philadelphia Mint, and the buffalo emerges from the die with slightly less relief than one might see on a well-struck example. The overall effect remains pleasing, and this is an ideal selection at the AU58 level, combining aesthetic appeal with the lower mintage of a better-date Denver issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (2011-2013).
Buffalo  1931S 1931-S
Gem $285 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Active Cartwheels, Golden Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A wonderful gem 1931-S Buffalo nickel with exceptional chrome colored mint bloom. The GFRC images exactly portray this coin's beauty. Perfect for a type set or date and mintmark set. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 2000 timeframe. CAC approval.
Buffalo  1935 1935
Gem $175 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A quality later date Buffalo nickel that is accurately graded at the MS66 level. Satiny luster is predominate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Buffalo  1935S 1935-S
Gem $210 Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
Buffalo  1937 1937
Choice $38 Steely Gray Luster, Near Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Accurately graded with colorful eye appeal.
Buffalo  1937D 1937-D
3 Legs
Choice $575 Three Legged Buffalo, Collector Grade.. From the Seal Beach collection, this 3-legged Buffalo nickel sports even gray color with old "dirt" outlining much of the design. The strike by definition is weak, as eroded dies caused the loss of much detail, including the all-important fourth leg. Growing up, everyone knew about 1955 Doubled Die cents, and the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent was equally recognized. Not far behind was the 1937-D 3-legged nickel, an obvious Mint mistake easily attributable by the general public. None of my friends had an example, but that didn't stop us from dreaming. Fast forward to today, and, as things are less challenging with an adult-size checkbook, you can still be the first kid on your block to own one! PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011).
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
Gem $50 Copper Gold Patina, Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. For fans of heavily toned Buffalo nickels. Luster provides nice contrast with the copper-gold coloring.