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1927-S 5C MS66 NGC. A very scarce mintmarked Buffalo ...

2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346

 
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Auction Ended On: May 6, 2004
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Premium MS66 1927-S Buffalo Nickel
1927-S 5C MS66 NGC. A very scarce mintmarked Buffalo nickel, the '27-S is elusive above VF, and Lange (2000) states that Choice and Gem quality survivors are "genuinely rare." As a rule, this issue is better struck than many other mintmarked dates of the 1920s, and this piece is certainly well defined overall on both the obverse and the reverse, if just a tad weak on the bison's forehead, and on the tops of LIBERTY. The limited original mintage (3.4 million pieces) no doubt led to widespread hoarding during the first few decades after delivery. Quite a few examples are known that exhibit polished, prooflike surfaces, as does this piece. Rich ice-blue, rose, gold, and lemon-yellow iridescence enhances the stunning visual appeal of this premium Gem, the only example certified at MS66, by PCGS and NGC combined, with none graded finer at either service (02/04).(#3962) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 22SA, PCGS# 3962)

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