Bowers & Merena 8/2003:3397, $19,550 - Heritage 4/2009:1124, $10,350 - Heritage 1/2017:3576, not sold
Heritage 9/2016:7331, $4,230
The 1913 3-1/2 Legged Buffalo Nickel (Type 1) is similar to the 1937-D Three-Legged Buffalo Nickel in that excessive polishing of the dies resulted in the removal of portions of the front leg. On the 1913 3-1/2 Nickel, much of the front leg is missing, but it has not been completely effaced as on the 1937-D Three-Legged. This is a rare variety that has proven to be difficult to find in most grades. In a dramatic entrance, a PCGS MS64 splashed onto the market in 2003 and sold for $19,550 at auction. A year later, an NGC MS65 sold at auction for $47,437.50. In early 2017, PCGS certified an MS66 example which has yet to come to market (as of 2/2017).
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