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    1937-D Three-Legged Nickel, MS65+
    Essential Guide Book Variety
    Exceptional Luster and Color

    1937-D 5C Three-Legged, FS-901, MS65+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Sometime during the mintage of more than 17 million 1937-D nickels, a feeding mechanism on the coin press jammed or malfunctioned, causing dies to clash. Rather than installing new dies, the existing dies were aggressively polished to minimize clash marks, effectively removing much of the bison's right front leg. The anomaly was soon discovered, creating a sensation among collectors and enterprising coin dealers. A decades-long frenzy followed to locate the rare and valuable "three-legged" Buffalo nickels. Most examples circulated, although a few dozen Mint State coins were quickly preserved, and several hundred Uncirculated examples exist today.

    Few Mint State pieces can approach the eye appeal and surface quality of this high-end Gem. Vibrantly lustrous fields and sharply struck devices showcase amber-gold, peach, lilac, and blue toning that immerses the borders, moderating only slightly toward the centers. As on all genuine 1937-D three-legged nickels, the letters P and U of E PLURIBUS UNUM are distant from the bison's back, and traces of granularity remain beneath the belly. Only about two dozen finer pieces exist at PCGS, the finest of which grades MS66+ (6/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22SX, Variety PCGS# 38475, Base PCGS# 3982)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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