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    1926-D Nickel, MS66
    3 1/2-Legged Variety

    1926-D 5C 3 1/2 Leg, FS-901, MS66 PCGS. Heavy die polishing has partially effaced the bison's right front leg on this elusive variety. PCGS has attributed just 59 examples in all grades, with the current piece being the finest of only two Mint State examples by two full grade points (11/14). As a date, the 1926-D Buffalo nickel is rare in MS66, and finer pieces are nearly nonexistent. This piece displays delicately preserved, frosty mint luster beneath iridescent shades of ice-blue and pastel-rainbow hues. Some of the usual die fatigue is noticed in the obverse recesses, though the reverse is pleasantly smooth. The hair above the Indian's braid and the bison's shoulder are slightly soft, as is typical of this Denver issue, but the horn is full and the peripheral legends are clear. (NGC ID# 22S6, Variety PCGS# 506609, Base PCGS# 3958)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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