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    Seldom Offered MS65 PCGS 1919-S Nickel With an Above Average Strike

    1919-S 5C MS65 PCGS. This is the first Gem 1919-S Buffalo Nickel to appear in any major auction since 1997. A notorious strike rarity, this date is typically offered with indistinct detail in the center of the obverse, around the reverse periphery, and over the bison's head, horn, and shoulder. This coin, however, is bold in all focal areas, and we note particularly impressive detail on the reverse over the bison's horn, the denomination, and the S mintmark. There is an even endowment of golden-orange patina draped over full, satin textured luster. Neither side is 100% free of carbon, but we do not hesitate to opine that the surfaces are free of singularly and outwardly distracting blemishes. Registry Set collectors would be wise to enter strong bids for this important strike and condition rarity. Actually, the 1919-S (7.5 million pieces produced) should not be considered common in any grade at or above the VF level--a fact that suggests extensive circulation in the years immediately following delivery. Population: 24 in 65, just 1 finer (10/02).
    From The BTB Collection of Buffalo Nickels.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22RN, PCGS# 3943)

    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    Feb-Mar, 2003
    27th-1st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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