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    1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel, MS64
    Guide Book Key

    1918/7-D 5C FS-101 MS64 PCGS. A date and mintmark collection of Buffalo nickels can be assembled with relative ease, as there are no overt "stoppers." However, a complete Guide Book collection must include the major varieties -- the 1916 doubled die, 1918/7-D overdate, and 1937-D three-legged -- all of which have reputations for scarcity, particularly in high grade.

    The 1918/7-D overdate is significantly scarcer than the 1937-D three-legged issue, but it is slightly more plentiful than the 1916 doubled die. The overdate is collectible for a price in circulated grades but quickly becomes scarce in Mint State, and in MS64 it is decidedly rare -- even rarer than certified population reports suggest. Since our Auction Archives began in 1993, we have handled an overdate Buffalo nickel in MS64 on only 16 occasions. The most recent was an NGC coin in our February 2021 Dallas Signature, which realized $49,200. The most recent PCGS coin to appear in our auctions was the coin in our 2018 FUN Signature, which realized $66,000.

    The present piece is every bit the equal of its peers in terms of preservation, and it reaches beyond many of its peers in terms of eye appeal. It benefits from delicate pastel toning that paints each side in sun-gold and light lavender-blue hues, backlit by satiny mint luster. Considerable die erosion in the fields and design recesses on each side is typical of the issue, while a horizontal die crack along the Indian chief's jawline serves as a diagnostic of the overdate variety. A Registry-grade example of this Guide Book key. Population: 25 in 64 (3 in 64+), 6 finer (6/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22RJ, Variety PCGS# 38446, Base PCGS# 3939)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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