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    1937-D Three-Legged Nickel, MS64
    Excellent Eye Appeal

    1937-D 5C Three-Legged, FS-901, MS64 PCGS. All variety diagnostics are present: the missing front foreleg, the granular back leg, and the trail of minute die lumps beneath the flank. In his 1988 Encyclopedia, Walter Breen credited a Mint employee named Mr. Young with the error, but this may have been another of his apocryphal tales. The present near-Gem is much nicer than the usual survivor, since the lustrous and lightly toned surfaces are exemplary despite a small spot near a back leg.
    Ex: Atlanta Bullet Sale (Heritage, 8/2001), lot 425. (NGC ID# 22SX, Variety PCGS# 38475, Base PCGS# 3982)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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