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    Strike Rarity 1917-S Buffalo Nickel, MS65 PCGS

    1917-S 5C MS65 PCGS. There is slight evidence of die erosion on both sides of this originally preserved Gem, a common feature of the 1917 San Francisco nickel. Still, the overall striking definition is uncommonly bold for this often carelessly produced issue, with slight softness near the centers. Typical die clash marks (as struck) are seen on the lower left obverse, along with a die crack (also as struck) which extends from the left rim through the Indian's hair-feather. The otherwise olive and steel-gray surfaces reveal some pastel orange and chartreuse highlights at direct angles. The satiny luster is full, and the only flyspeck is located in the field directly before the Indian's chin. There are three superficial blemishes on the obverse, and one near the reverse center, none of which are out of line for the assigned grade. A splendid Gem that exhibits lovely pastel-colored faces. Population: 55 in 65, 19 finer (4/03). (NGC ID# 22RF, PCGS# 3936)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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    July, 2003
    26th-28th Saturday-Monday
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