1920 5C MS (PCGS# 3944)

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    817
  • Grade:
    MS67
  • Price:
    $3,738.00
Lot Description
1920 5C MS67 NGC. The 1920 nickel, with a mintage of more than 63 million pieces, is a fairly common date through the MS64 level. Even Gem and Premium Gems can be obtained with a little patience and searching. However, Superb Gem examples, such as the current lot, are very elusive, as NGC and PCGS combined have seen only a dozen MS67 pieces with none finer. A thin coat of iridescent ice-blue, lilac, and yellow-gold patina adheres to radiantly lustrous surfaces that are free of mentionable marks. Unlike frequently seen 1920 specimens that are softly struck, this coin exhibits razor-sharp detail throughout, as well as evidence of die clashing near the Indian's chin and lower feathers. A simply beautiful Buffalo nickel! Census: 4 in 67, 0 finer (11/08). From The Scott Rudolph Collection.
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