1913-S 5C Type 2 MS (PCGS# 3923)

2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126

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Lot Description
1913-S 5C Type Two MS67 NGC. The 1913-S Type Two Buffalo nickel, showing the bison standing on a thinner mound of grass with a straight line at the base, is the first acknowledged series key, one that is popular and available in all grades, albeit for a price. In MS67, however, this piece is tied with a half-dozen other examples at NGC and PCGS combined as the finest certified (and likely the finest known, as it is unlikely that there are any uncertified Superb Gem examples remaining undiscovered, ungraded, and unauthenticated of this elusive issue). Splendid lilac and hazel low points accent the golden high points on the obverse, and the reverse offers lilac and golden coloration throughout. The coin appears to be an early die state, as it lacks the "beard" die clash that so many later examples show. Both sides are expectedly free of distractions, and the strike is excellent for the issue. Census: 6 in 67, 0 finer (2/09).
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