1928-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3965)

2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3738
  • Grade:
    MS67
  • Price:
    $12,925.00
Lot Description
1928-S 5C MS67 NGC. The 1928-S Buffalo nickel is a better date in high grade, from a mintage of 6.9 million pieces. Many lower-grade specimens were culled from circulation in the 1930s, when hoarding S-mint coins was popular, but Mint State examples with sharp details are seldom encountered in today's market. The present coin is a spectacular Superb Gem with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster on both sides. Mingled shades of ice-blue, champagne-gold, lime-green, and violet toning create a delightful play of colors. Even on close inspection, the pleasing surfaces reveal no mentionable distractions, and eye appeal is terrific. Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (12/12).
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