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

2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    292
  • Grade:
    MS68
  • Price:
    $3,738.00
Lot Description
1938-D 5C MS68 NGC. Collectors and the general public knew that the Buffalo nickel design would end its run in 1938, and they hoarded many examples of the Denver coins of that year. In fact, despite a comparatively small mintage of just over 7 million pieces, the 1938-D is the definitive type coin for its series. This applies even in the lofty grade of MS68, where NGC and PCGS have certified a combined 23 pieces (6/09). The one offered here has impeccable surfaces that shine beneath deep golden-orange patina. The detail is crisp, and the overall effect is pleasing. An amazing example that would make a statement in any type or date set. Census: 15 in 68, 0 finer (1/10).
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