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    Colorfully Toned, Near-Gem 1921-S Nickel

    1921-S 5C MS64 PCGS. The only branch mint Buffalo Nickel dated 1921, the '21-S was produced to the extent of just 1.5 million pieces. Striking quality is a major problem for this date, and the difficulty in finding a high grade survivor is compounded by the fact that many otherwise attractive examples are marred by toning streaks, laminations, metal flow, excessive die cracks, and distracting bluntness of detail. This is an exceptionally choice representative with smooth surfaces and uncommonly sharp striking definition. Only the bison's head and shoulder display appreciable softness of detail, and it is very minor. The lustrous surfaces reveal rich shades of gold, crimson, and some pastel-lilac on the reverse. Frankly, we are unsure why this is not in a Gem holder.(#3948) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22RU, PCGS# 3948)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2004
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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