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    1925-D Nickel, Sharp MS66
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    1925-D 5C MS66 PCGS Secure. CAC. The D-mint Buffalo nickels of the mid-1920s are some of the most strike-challenged issues in the entire series, often vying for the title with some of the more-notorious S-mint strike rarities such as the 1920-S and 1925-S. The 1926-D is a special case, one about which David Lange writes in his series reference (italics added for emphasis):

    "This date has long been cited as the most difficult to find fully struck, probably due to an early citation in R.S. Yeoman's A Guide Book of United States Coins. While most 1926-D nickels are indeed found with extremely worn dies, particularly on the reverse, the problem is no worse than for 1919-D, 1919-S, 1920-S, 1925-D, and 1925-S."



    The present Premium Gem 1925-D is far better-struck than the typically encountered example, despite some minor weakness in the central obverse above the braid. But the bison has a split tail, the horn is well-defined, and other details and the peripheral lettering are far sharper than usual. The centers are a consistent purplish-gray, accented by lighter champagne tones near the reverse rims. Said reverse is rotated about 10 degrees counterclockwise. Only a few tiny contact marks are in concert with the MS66 grade, one of 10 such at PCGS and none finer (10/15).
    Ex: Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 7057.
    From The Leon Hendrickson Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22S3, PCGS# 3955)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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