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    1913-S Type One Buffalo Nickel, MS68
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1913-S 5C Type One MS68 NGC. Approximately 2.1 million Type One Buffalo nickels were struck at the San Francisco Mint early in 1913, the first year of the design. It soon became apparent that the denomination on the reverse was too exposed to wear, and the Type Two variety, with the denomination recessed in the exergue, was introduced later in the year. The 1913-S is the most elusive Type One issue and has been a favorite of collectors over the years.

    The present coin is the only MS68 example at NGC and is tied with two examples at PCGS for finest certified honors (6/19). The design elements are sharply detailed and the impeccably preserved, textured surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster. Highlights of ice-blue and pale jade toning add to the terrific eye appeal.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22PY, PCGS# 3917)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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