1937-S 5C MS (PCGS# 3983)

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

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5288
  • Grade:
    MS68
  • Price:
    $11,500.00
Lot Description
1937-S 5C MS68 NGC. The 1937-S was the final issue of the Buffalo nickel struck in San Francisco. As with most S-mint issues, the production was small relative to its Philadelphia and Denver counterparts with only 5.6 million pieces struck. Rolls were set aside of the 1937-S and numerous high-grade pieces exist today. But at this lofty level, this coin is second finest only to one MS68 S coin. As expected, the surfaces display outstanding, bright frosted mint luster. This bright sheen enhances the overlay of ice-blue and rose colored toning. Of course, there are no noticeable abrasions. Ex: Baltimore Auction (Bowers and Merena, 3/2009), lot 621, where it realized $26,450. From The Teton Ranch Collection.
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