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    1937-D Three-Legged Nickel, MS65+
    FS-901, Exceptionally Vibrant

    1937-D 5C Three-Legged, FS-901, MS65+ PCGS Secure. The 1937-D Three-Legged nickel is a standout variety in 20th century American numismatics. Included in the Guide Book, Cherrypickers' Guide, and a host of other important references, the 1937-D has long been a favorite among Buffalo nickel specialists and variety collectors alike. A single set of dies was used to strike the entire population of 1937-D Three-Legged nickels. Both dies were overworked. The reverse features a diagnostic series of raised rust lumps between the bison's front and hind legs, curving downward from the left hind leg toward the ground. Mint officials lapped the reverse to eliminate clash marks, inadvertently effacing the bison's right front leg. Evidence of extreme die erosion is typical, usually accounting for subdued luster.

    This Plus-graded Gem is far more vibrant than the typical example and a rarity as such. Gorgeous lavender and peach-gold accents color each side. Exceedingly sharp for the issue. Population: 60 in 65 (6 in 65+), 10 finer (11/17).
    From The Burgess Lee Berlin, M.D., J.D. Collection of Important United States Rarities.

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

    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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    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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