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    Superbly Toned, Gem 1927-S Nickel

    1927-S MS 65 PCGS. A very scarce mintmarked Buffalo nickel, the '27-S is elusive above VF and is particularly so in choice and gem condition. Gems are rated by David Lange as Rarity-6 items, and this is the first we have seen in several months. As a rule this issue is better struck than many other mintmarked dates from the 1920s. This piece is well struck on each side, but lacks the complete highpoint definition required to term the coin a "full strike." Quite a few examples are known that exhibit polished, prooflike surfaces, as does this piece. The fields are bright, especially on the obverse, with the dazzling sheen of the coin's finish providing a luminous backdrop for the sea-green and deep rose toning that is splashed across each side. Population: 12 in 65, none are finer. (NGC ID# 22SA, PCGS# 3962)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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