1937-D 5C MS (PCGS# 3981)

2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1167

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1937-D 5C MS68 NGC. For a mintmarked issue, the 1937-D Buffalo nickel is among the highest-mintage entries in the series, at a bit more than 17.8 million pieces. More examples of the 1937-D seem to have survived in high grades than of the 1936-D, the largest branch mint production at 24.8 million pieces. Dozens of examples of the 1937-D have attained the Superb Gem level, but this MS68 piece is the sole finest certified at NGC, tied with a single submission at PCGS (12/11). The photos speak volumes about the incredible quality and color, rings of saffron, pink, orange, and dusty brown radiating outward from an untoned center. Flashy luster dominates both sides, and the strike is sharp if not absolute.
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