Shield, Libery V & Buffalo Nickels

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There are 14 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 29, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Shield Nickels
Shield  1875 1875
Gem $1050 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.
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  1913 1913
Type 1
Gem $585 Type 1, Superb Gem, Radiant Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Complete Strike, Registry Set Quality. A marvelous example of the 1913 Buffalo nickel Type 1 design with the buffalo portrait on a raised mound. This superb gem presents the short lived Type 1 design in its full beauty. Strike was accomplished from aged dies with considerable die erosion. Metal flow lines are seen in the recesses along with spider type die cracks below FIVE CENTS. The die erosion transfer to this piece results in glowing satiny luster. Surfaces are entirely unabraded as one would expect at the assigned grade level. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert. The holder is fairly worn on the upper obverse while fully transparent on the reverse. Please take that into consideration when viewing this offering. Competitively priced at slightly above CDN Greysheet.
Buffalo  1913 1913
Type 2
Gem $635 Type 2, Gem Original, Frosted Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels. The 1913 Type 2 Buffalo nickel design, with FIVE CENTS placed into a recessed area below the buffalo, is much rarer than the 1913 Type 1 in Mint State. This gem offering presents a freshly struck appearance with frosty untoned surfaces. Reverse strike is complete and pleasing. Surfaces are unabraded as one would expect at the assigned grade. Competitively priced at slightly above CDN Greysheet. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
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
Original $825 Challenging Type 2 Mintmark, Crusty Patina, Glowing Luster. A popular and tough 1913 Type 2 San Francisco mint issue with thick golden toning. Bright light inspection reveals the underlying glowing mint luster. Well struck and 100% original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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  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  1924D 1924-D
Choice HOLD
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  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  1937S 1937-S
MS66 NGC Fatty
Gem $100 Superb Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Houston Collection. Old time conservative grading is apparent with this lovely 1837 San Francisco strike. Crisp steely untoned luster dominates. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with standard ring insert. The holder is in pristine condition other than the smaller impairment of the upper left corner of reverse hologram.
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.