1915-D 5C MS (PCGS# 3928)

2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140

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Lot Description
1915-D 5C MS66 NGC. The eye appeal is undeniable, since each side displays dominant antique-gold patina with blushes of salmon-pink iridescence. Although the 1915-D as an issue is the first poorly struck Buffalo nickel from the Denver Mint (per Lange, 2000), the present example is sharply detailed throughout. The surfaces are problem-free save for some scattered flyspecks, most of which are seen on the obverse, and none of which are individually distracting. The 1915-D (7.5 million pieces produced), while somewhat scarce in lower grades, should only really be considered rare at or above the Gem threshold. Certified in a prior generation holder. Census: 11 in 66, 1 finer (4/10). Ex: Long Beach Signature (6/2006), lot 766, which realized $4,168.75. From The Brenda John Collection.
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