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1925-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (PCGS).

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

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Stack's Bowers Auction March 2018 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction Mar-2018 Ex. HC Dec. 2015 Lot 3068 Noteworthy Gem 1925-S Nickel A Strike and Condition Rarity 1925-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (PCGS). Truly remarkable in a 1925-S nickel, this coin is boldly defined throughout the obverse with the reverse impressively sharp from the bison's head to its tail. A full endowment of soft satin luster and overall smooth surfaces are also praiseworthy attributes. The entire package is dressed in light golden patina that further enhances already memorable eye appeal. One of the most poorly produced issues among circulation strike Buffalo nickels, the 1925-S is typically encountered with extreme softness of detail in the center of the obverse, over the high points of the bison on the reverse, and/or in the mintmark area on the latter side. This problem is the result of two deficiencies in the striking process: wide distance between the dies in the press and the use of worn dies. On many mintmarked 1925 Buffalo nickels that this cataloger (JLA) has seen, in fact, the mintmark is little more than a shapeless blob, making it impossible to attribute the coins as 1925-D or 1925-S. Due primarily to the poor quality of strike, this issue is notoriously difficult to locate in accurately graded Gem Mint State, as here. This will be a significant find for the advanced collector specializing in this popular, yet challenging series. PCGS Population: 28; 2 finer (MS-66 finest). PCGS# 3956. NGC ID: 22S4. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
3956 PCGS 50101960 31 3 $17,500.00 View a set that requires this coin
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Other Auction Appearances

Date Price Firm Sale Lot
Dec-2015 $11,750.00 Heritage Auctions Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction 3068
Aug-2012 $19,975.00 Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173 5054
Feb-2008 $36,000.00 Stack's The Rich Uhrich Collection 1385