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    Choice AU 1918/17-D Nickel

    1918/7-D AU 55 NGC. Created by the hurried conditions of 1917-18, and the unprecedented demand for minor coinage at that time. After being annealed, a single working die dated 1917 was impressed by a hub dated 1918. All overdate nickels share a common die crack on the obverse. This diagnostic is located just above the knot in the braid of the Indian's hair and extends a very short distance onto the upper jawline. The surfaces of this piece show just a bit of rub on the highpoints, but the coin retains much of its original satin-like mint luster. A sharp impression overall, there are no distracting abrasions on either side, and the piece has a light gray-olive caste which does not disturb the appearance of the coin, but further reinforces its originality. (NGC ID# 22RJ, PCGS# 3939)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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    August, 1995
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