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    Spectacularly Toned 1937-D Three-Legged Gem

    1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 NGC. FS-020.2. A truly magnificent example of the vastly popular error which was created when the reverse die was overzealously polished to remove clash marks. The result was what is known today as the Three-Legged Buffalo. Both sides are covered with a plethora of patina. In the obverse centers, electric-purple and lavender yield to an outer ring of royal-blue. At the margins, sherbet-orange and lime-green complete the cornucopia of colors. The reverse yields much of the same coloration. Infused throughout are the same lime-green, sherbet-orange, and royal-blue as seen on the obverse. Also appealing is the technical superiority of this specimen, with struck-up devices and only one mark visible on the belly of the bison. While thirteen pieces have been certified higher by NGC, few would question after viewing that this is among one of the finest surviving examples. Population: 35 in 65, 13 finer (6/04).
    From The Bent Tree Collection, Part Three.(#3982) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22SX, PCGS# 3982)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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