1925-D 5C MS (PCGS# 3955)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

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Lot Description
1925-D 5C MS66 NGC. The 1925-D Buffalo nickel is one of the most difficult dates in the series to locate in well struck condition. David Lange, in his Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels treatise, writes: "Well struck examples may be found but are rare in all grades. Even Mint State coins may show little or no sign of the bison's horn, while very few have complete horns. Some 1925-D nickels are known with the E in FIVE filled, and all are characteristically weak in the first two numerals of the date." The Premium Gem we present in this lot displays above average striking characteristics. The horn is bold and pointed, and the date and all of the lettering are sharp. Only portions of the hair on the heads of the Indian and bison are a tad soft, but these are minor. Finally, a melange of soft sky-blue, orange-gold, and lavender toning resides on lustrous, well cared for surfaces. As recently as 2007 the 1925-D was a $50,000 coin when graded by NGC. This piece ranks among the finest examples certified by NGC and PCGS. Census: 8 in 66, 0 finer (11/11). From The Teton Ranch Collection.
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