1938-D 5C Buffalo MS (PCGS# 3984)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2043
  • Grade:
    MS68
  • Price:
    $21,850.00
Lot Description
1938-D 5C MS68 PCGS. CAC. It was common knowledge that the popular Buffalo nickel design would end its run in 1938, and the public hoarded many examples of the Denver coins of that year. Even with a comparatively small mintage of just over 7 million pieces, the 1938-D is an available date, and serves as the definitive type coin for the series. This applies even in the lofty grade of MS68, where NGC and PCGS have certified a combined 23 pieces (3/10). The specimen offered here has impeccable surfaces that shine beneath deep emerald-green and scarlet patina. The detail is crisp, and the overall visual appeal is spectacular. An amazing example that would make a valued addition to any type or date set. Population: 8 in 68, 0 finer (3/10).
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