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    1918/7-D Nickel, Choice AU
    Problem-Free, Still-Lustrous Example

    1918/7-D 5C AU55 PCGS. CAC. FS-101. The Denver Mint made more than 8 million examples of the 1918-D Buffalo nickel, but few examples of the 1918/7-D variety are known in Mint State. The overdate is elusive even in the higher circulated grades, since around a dozen years elapsed between its production and its discovery -- enough time for most examples to see some circulation.

    There appears to be conflicting information regarding exactly when the variety first came to numismatic notice, and by whom. We have repeated the story before that coin dealer Barney Bluestone, who at the time was operating out of Salt Lake City, first published the variety in 1931. David Lange writes, however, in his series reference, third edition, that The Hobby Shop dealer Paul M. Lange (no relation to David) offered an example at auction in March 15, 1930. In either case, very few were discovered in high grades. This is a pleasing, problem-free AU that shows light gray surfaces and a relatively strong strike for the issue.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 3939)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st-3rd Friday-Sunday
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