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    1929 Buffalo Nickel, MS67
    One of Three Finest at PCGS

    1929 5C MS67 PCGS. CAC. According to David Lange, the 1929 Buffalo nickel is usually well (but not fully) struck up, a typical characteristic of many nickels from the 1920s. Wear on the master hubs was partly to blame, but incompletely hubbed dies and greater than optimal die-set distance seem to have contributed to the problem. This example displays near-full strike definition, save for just a bit of fadeaway at the obverse rim.

    At this time in history, the Mint had no program to sell coins directly to collectors in packaged sets, but the Treasury Department was aware that hobbyists sought Uncirculated examples of current issues. Circulars issued during 1932 reveal how fresh coins were obtained by the collecting public, and 1929 Philadelphia nickels were among the pieces that remained available at the time.

    Typically, 1929 nickels are quite lustrous. This example is no exception, showing deeply frosted surfaces overall. Close inspection reveals no notable marks, spots, or blemishes on this fully original coin. Soft ice-blue toning graces each side, intermingling with pastel-rose on the reverse. A Registry Set essential, destined to upgrade a fine collection. Population: 3 in 67, 0 finer (12/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22SE, PCGS# 3966)

    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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