Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 16 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 24, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1866 1866
With Rays
Original $295 Popular First Year With Rays Type, Late Die State Dies, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. In 1866, a new 5 Cent piece made of nickel as an alternative for the silver Liberty Seated half dime was introduced. The two coins were issued side-by-side through 1873, after which the half dime was discontinued and the Shield nickel became the coin of standard commerce. Unfortunately, nickel is a hard metal and difficult to strike resulting in rapidly aging dies. Part of the die aging problem was the intricate reverse, where stars were squeezed tightly between small rays surrounding the large 5 denomination. The rays were removed from the dies mid-1867, but failed to completely solve the cracking die problem. This survivor is accurate graded as the AU58 level. Struck from late die state dies with obverse erosion and cracks on the reverse. Mint frost is readily visible under a 10x loupe. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with standard ring insert. More attractively priced duplicate offerings from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Liberty V Nickels
Liberty V  1884 1884
Choice $165 Lustrous, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. The Liberty nickel was introduced in 1883, replacing the Shield nickel, one of the duller designs in the U.S. coin series. The new coin rightfully restored Liberty's place on the 5-cent piece, and these collectible coins have been popular ever since. This piece, from the second year of production is a lustrous AU example with cartwheel-effect still evident while tilting. A few scattered ticks are consistent with the grade, and the medium-gray color is occasionally highlighted by pleasing streaks of rose and russet. The strike is complete with just a touch of weakness on the right obverse stars. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4S (2010-2011) holder.
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 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  1915D 1915-D
NGC Fatty
$350 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Spectacular Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A fully choice 1915 Denver strike with bright chrome luster that has satiny texture. Golden-rose patina is lightly draped across both sides but more uniform on the obverse. Lots of pleasing eye appeal is at hand otherwise I would not have purchased for inventory at the 2020 Winter FUN show. Sure to please. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
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  1916S 1916-S
Choice $145 Colorful Rose and Aquamarine Toning, Residual Satiny Luster, CAC Approved. A better San Francisco date with considerable eye appeal. Rose coloring is nearly uniform across the obverse while the reverse is a mixture of aquamarine and rose. Lightly worn surfaces sport residual satiny luster. GFRC images accurately capture the coloring. A most pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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  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.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
Gem $50 Brilliant Luster, Eroded Dies, Faint Gold Patina. Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Brilliant luster is the highlight. Struck from heavily eroded dies. Accurately graded at MS65 level.
Buffalo  1938D 1938-D
Choice $35 Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Nice balance of uniform copper-gold patina with brilliant luster. Conservative grading.