1927-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3962)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1927-S 5C MS65 PCGS. CAC. The 1927-S Buffalo nickel presents quite the conundrum for collectors; despite the mintage exceeding 3.4 million coins, it is elusive in Mint State grades, especially Gem, where it becomes a condition rarity. Even the most ambitious PCGS Registry Set collector is limited to one of the 20 Gems known to that service, as of (7/10). The strike on this piece is exceptional, and both sides show light and attractive olive-gold patina with glints of teal and lilac. The toning has settled over intriguing luster, half shining, half quicksilver, entirely pleasing.
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