Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1925-S Nickel, Lightly Toned MS65
    A Rarity So Fine With Tremendous Appeal

    1925-S 5C MS65 PCGS Secure. The San Francisco nickels of the 1920s are largely known for weak strikes and excessive die wear, which when combined can hinder the numeric grade of Mint State survivors, even if the surfaces show good preservation. This is especially apparent with the 1925-S, which is available in MS64, rare in MS65, and prohibitively rare any finer. The present example is near or just inside of the Condition Census, as the Gem surfaces are devoid of even the most unimportant abrasions. While the Indian portrait appears softly defined on the hair and braid, the reverse is sharp. Neither side exhibits intrusive metal flowlines from die wear, although fresh clash marks are seen at the Indian's throat and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Lovely, luminous surfaces display blended champagne, lavender, rose, and ice-blue toning. Population: 29 in 65 (1 in 65+), 1 finer (10/17).
    From The Rafferty Collection of Nickel Coinage. (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 22S4, PCGS# 3956)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Rafferty Collection of Nickel Coinage ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 302

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 7 days left to consign to the 2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I couldn't ask for more with respect to Heritage's marketing effort.
    Gerald T.,
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 8 - 11 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 8 - 11 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $6,741,645
    2018 September 6 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 September 6 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,872,792
    2018 November 7 - 10 Eric P. Newman Collection Part X Currency Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 7 - 10 Eric P. Newman Collection Part X Currency Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $634,769