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    1937-D Three-Legged Nickel, MS65
    Seldom Seen in Gem Condition

    1937-D 5C Three-Legged MS65 PCGS. FS-901. In the 1988 Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, Breen actually named the person believed responsible for creating the Three-Legged examples. He wrote, "At the time of the 1937 accident, the pressman (a Mr. Young), then a newcomer, was under pressure to complete a quota, so instead of replacing a pair of clashed dies he took an emery stick and ground off the clash marks, in the process removing the bison's foreleg and weakening many other details."

    Pleasing luster adds to the eye appeal of this Gem example. The obverse reveals only subtle hints of toning, while the all-important reverse exhibits scattered toning in faint shades of gold and orange, along with a small streak of golden-brown between the bison's rear legs. The few marks present are minuscule. Population: 53 in 65 (2 in 65+), 6 finer (11/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22SX, PCGS# 3982)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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