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    1937 Buffalo Nickel, PR68
    Splendid Iridescent Toning

    1937 5C PR68 PCGS. CAC. The reflective proof fields of this exquisite Superb Gem nickel are watery-smooth -- the perfect complement to the coin's refined iridescence. A bold strike on the Indian and buffalo does justice to James Earl Fraser's design, while reflective surfaces emit gunmetal blue, lime green, copper-gold, and sky-blue toning. The colors intermingle perfectly on highly detailed devices -- working together in harmony but not overpowering.

    One can only imagine a complete set of proof Buffalo nickels with similar quality and aesthetic appeal. The list of proofs is a short one for this series if the extremely rare 1927 presentation strike is omitted, with the proof dates being 1913 Varieties One and Two, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1936 Satin and Brilliant, and this radiant 1937 PR68 example. Population: 12 in 68, 1 finer (11/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 278Z, PCGS# 3996)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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