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    1921-S Nickel, Nearly Fully Struck MS66
    Among the Finest Known

    1921-S 5C MS66 NGC. The 1921-S is both a low-mintage issue with only 1.5 million struck and it is one of the premier strike rarities in the series. Planchet problems were also pervasive for these pieces, as explained by David Lange: "This date is particularly subject to laminations and toning streaks, the result of poorly prepared planchet stock. Other signs of hurried work include multiple die cracks and metal flowlines, both evidence of extended die use." Of the listed problems, the only fault we see on this coin is a die crack from 3 o'clock to the end of the Indian's nose. The mint luster is frosted, as usual, and each side displays rich reddish toning with occasional bits of lilac interspersed. The all-important strike is strongly brought up on each side. The obverse can be said to be fully struck, while the reverse is lacking just a bit of detail on the bison's head. Census: 3 in 66, 0 finer (11/11).
    From The Teton Ranch Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22RU, PCGS# 3948)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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