1924-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3953)

August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1924-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-64 (NGC). Unlike many mintmarked Buffalo nickel issues that are conditionally rare only above the MS-64 level, the 1924-S is elusive in all Mint Sate grades. Only 1.4 million pieces were originally produced, and virtually all found their way into circulation, probably within a short period of time after striking. This fortunate near-Gem comes down to us with vibrant luster and overall smooth looking features. Quite boldly struck in most areas, and further enhanced by vivid toning in a blend of reddish-orange, pale-gold and pearl-gray iridescence.
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