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    1913 Type Two Buffalo Nickel, AU Details
    Struck on a Half Eagle Planchet
    Unique

    1913 5C Type Two Buffalo Nickel -- Struck on a Half Eagle Planchet, Test Cut -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. 8.33 grams. The weight is similar to the statutory weight of an Indian half eagle, 8.359 grams. The standard weight for a Buffalo nickel is 5 grams. The caramel-gold surfaces display light high-point wear, and are unblemished aside from a bright rim scrape on the reverse at 7:30, that PCGS has deemed a test cut. The fields exhibit an orange-peel texture usual for coins struck from long-in-use dies. How this piece was struck is unknown. A five dollar gold piece was worth more than a day's wages in 1913. Nevertheless, the unlikely combination of a gold planchet found its way between the new Buffalo nickel dies. This piece is unique. Comparisons can be made to other great rarities such as the 1804 dollar and the 1913 Liberty nickels, but this piece is one-of-kind. Six Indian cents are known struck on quarter eagle planchets; three dated 1900, and one each dated 1905, 1906, and 1907. The 1907 gold cent has not been seen in many decades. The most recent appearances of those coins (the 1906 and 1905) each brought $276,000 and $253,000 respectively. Dr. Judd listed the 1900 and 1907 pieces as patterns, but the latest edition categorizes them as mint errors. Although the history of the present lot is unknown, it is undeniably a remarkable and unique coin that would command attention with every appearance.

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    January, 2021
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