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    1926-S Buffalo Nickel, MS64
    Low-Mintage Key

    1926-S 5C MS64 NGC. CAC. The 1926-S Buffalo nickel boasts a meager mintage of just 970,000 pieces, the lowest business-strike production of the series. The low mintage may have gone unnoticed by contemporary collectors, as few high-quality specimens were saved. Today, the 1926-S is an elusive issue in high grade and an acknowledged key to the series.

    Like most examples seen, this attractive Choice specimen shows a touch of softness on the bison's shoulder and the hair above the braid. The dies (especially the reverse) show signs of overuse and decay, which probably accounts for the lack of crisp detail, rather than insufficient striking pressure. The well-preserved surfaces are lustrous and lightly toned. NGC has graded 13 numerically finer examples (4/16).
    From The Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22S7, PCGS# 3959)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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