1918-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3940)

2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction- Pittsburgh #1160

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3403
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $18,400.00
Lot Description
1918-S 5C MS65 PCGS. CAC. The 1918-S nickel is a rarity in Gem condition, and PCGS has certified just one numerically finer example (9/11). To make this coin's Registry-worthy status all the more impressive, it is housed in a green label holder (which also bears a richly deserved CAC sticker). Toning appears mainly at the borders, where gold and apricot hues extend slightly into the fields, while the interiors are mainly pale gray with perhaps a hint of blue. Decently if not exactingly struck and a great representative of a San Francisco issue that is seldom found so fine.
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