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    Mint State 1936-D Three and a Half Legged Buffalo

    1936-D 5C 3 1/2 Legs MS62 PCGS. This coin is currently the finest graded of this very rare variety. The surfaces are clean and lustrous, with ample luster to please the eye. Furthermore, the periphery is bathed in colorful iridescent toning, particularly so on the reverse, while the centers are more typically yellow with a hint of nickel blue. As to the strike it is average with slight weakness on the tail and head of the bison. What makes this variety so desirable is the lack of a significant portion of the bison's foreleg, which suffered a similar indignity as found on the following years more famous "Three Legged" version. Apparently the dies had clashed or cracked, and were judiciously lapped to the degree that the leg was partially effaced, much to the delight of specialists today. PCGS has graded a mere 21 examples of this variety in all grades, and this one is the only mint state coin yet certified by that service. An important opportunity for the advanced collector to obtain what may be the only Uncirculated example of this variety.(#93978)(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 22ST, PCGS# 93978)

    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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