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    1918 Doubled Die Reverse Nickel, MS67 ★
    Finest By Far of Only Ten Coins Certified

    1918 5C Doubled Die Reverse MS67 ★ NGC. FS-801. The clash marks around E PLURIBUS UNUM act as a die marker, and further examination of the area reveals distinct doubling to the north on that motto. This doubled die reverse variant is a comparatively recent discovery, one that has gained immensely in popularity. This coin is the top certified example for the variety, with the next-highest piece acknowledged by NGC an XF45.
    This Star-designated Superb Gem is also tied for numerically finest certified by either NGC or PCGS (10/12). David Lange, in The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, writes that the 1918 is "inexplicably difficult to locate across all grades, the number of coins reportedly struck being at odds with this date's survival rate." Most coins known today exhibit substantial striking softness, particularly at the centers, as well as middling luster.
    This breathtaking representative dispels any such concerns. Between the substantially above-average detail on the softly frosted central devices and the powerful, swirling luster that graces the virtually flawless surfaces, this piece boasts incredible technical appeal. Spectacular patina visits each side, gold-orange and nickel-blue with occasional magenta accents. One seldom encounters a piece that combines magnificent preservation and numismatic importance. Series enthusiasts should recognize this special opportunity.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22RG, Variety PCGS# 38444, Base PCGS# 3937)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2012
    29th-2nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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