Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 17 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 17, 2021

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 $1050 New January 19! Reduced Price - Consignor Buyout. . GFRC has just bought out 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.
Shield  1876 1876
Choice HOLD
New February 17! Centennial Strike, Steely Luster, Unabraded Surfaces, Everyman Set Candidate. The 1876 U.S. Centennial year saw an increase in Shield nickel production to over 2,000,000 pieces. Present day certified populations are highest for those at the Mint State grade. The popular Everyman set on the PCGS Set Registry has brought renewed attention to the AU58 "value" grade. This lovely offering has eye appeal of a high grade with steely luster and unabraded surfaces. the reflective luster is particularly sharp under a light source. Coloring is typical pewter with some golden hues on the reverse. 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.
Liberty V  1912D 1912-D
Original $265 New February 17! Popular Mintmarked Date, Crisp Luster, Champagne-Gold Toning. A popular mint marked Liberty Nickel for those that wish to add to a type a set. Crisp champagne-gold coloring is amplified by steely reflective luster. Faint luster breaks in the lower right field account for the technical grade as I don't see wear on the high points. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Buffalo Nickels
Buffalo  1913S 1913-S
Type 1 Reverse
Gem $1400 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  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  1919D 1919-D
Original $550 New February 17! Scarce Denver Date, Multiple Obverse Cuds, Excessively Worn Dies. What a cool 1919 Denver strike that would be ideal for inclusion in an Everyman Registry Set. The cool factor results from multiple obverse die cuds that are located at the date. Both dies are excessively worn with heavy radial metal flow lines and eroded denticles. The worn dies result in soft satiny luster. Die cuds are seen consuming the bottom of the 19 digits and a second cud starting to efface the last 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Buffalo  1919S 1919-S
Original $535 Scarce Semi-Key Dates, Light Champagne Toning, Heavily Eroded Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. It is difficult to believe, but the beginning of 1919 brought the 18th Amendment which prohibited alcohol. The Prohibition Era arrived while the San Francisco Mint struck 7,000,000 Buffalo nickels that mostly went into circulation. Regardless of the substantial mintage, this date is a semi-key date and scarce. The Twin Lakes Collection is back with an AU58 survivor struck from heavily eroded dies. The obverse has light champagne toning while the reverse is a light gray. Both side exhibit steely luster during bright light inspection. Die erosion is severe at the denomination and mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Buffalo  1920D 1920-D
Choice $675 New February 17! Much Better Buffalo Date, Gorgeous Steely Luster, Battleship Gray Coloring. Assigning a Choice Original quality rating to this gorgeous 1920 Denver strike was an immediate reaction during initial inspection. The reflective steely luster is eye catching while perfectly natural. The darker battleship gray coloring ands additional eye appeal. Overall, a very choice offering that would be ideal for an Everyman Set on your favorite registry. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Buffalo  1920S 1920-S
Choice $575 New February 17! Sharp Frosty Luster, Pewter-Gold Toning, Worn Out Reverse Die. 1920 San Francisco strikes are scarce in all circulated grade and very rare when located in in gem Mint State. This AU58 graded specimen is yet another candidate for the popular Everyman Set. Frosty luster is eye catching along with the semi-transparent pewter-gold toning. e well worn though the obverse die has not suffer die steel spalling. The reverse die, on the other hand, with peripheral device details eliminated. The 1920-S date is known for weak reverse strikes. This offering is typical of the issue. Overall, a choice original specimen that I recommend. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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
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  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.