1919-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3943)

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

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Lot Description
1919-S 5C MS64 NGC. The 1919-S Buffalo nickel is a much-desired semikey issue in the series. This near-Gem example shows the die erosion that the issue is known for. A pebbly texture appears on much of the obverse, and the tops of LIBERTY are wearing down into the rim. The reverse die is fresher than the obverse, but there is still little detail on the horn or the hair on the bison's head. Marks are absent, however, and the surfaces have quicksilver luster with a light gold tinge. NGC has graded 32 specimens finer (4/10).
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