Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 74

June Long Beach Coin Auction

Buffalo Nickels
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Lot 2695
1914 Buffalo Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 66. Boldly struck and fully lustrous with a hint of light tone. Only 1,275 Proofs minted. Proof coins of the Indian head/buffalo nickel type were struck for sale to collectors from 1913 through 1916 and again in 1936 and 1937 The Proof five-cent pieces of 1913-16 are normally referred to as "matte" Proofs, but this term may be misleading. True matte Proofs have a dullish finish completely dissimilar to the surfaces of normal circulation strikes, and this technique of Proofing was used by the Mint exclusively for its gold coinage of 1908 and 1911-15, as well as for isolated issues of later years that were not sold publicly (commemorative half dollars for instance).

The Proof nickels of 1913-16, like the cents of those years, actually possess a satin finish. This varies in texture slightly from one date to the next and even within a single years coinage. When found pristine, as exemplified here, these coins are extremely beautiful and visibly distinctive from currency strikes. Pop 66; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 3991) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,400.
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Lot 2696
1914 Buffalo Nickel. NGC graded MS-65. A well struck beauty featuring hues of pink and gold. Pop 191; 67 finer.
Estimated Value $500-UP.
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Lot 2697
1918-D, 8 over 7 PCGS graded Genuine VG Details. Cleaning. A popular key date (PCGS # 3939) .
Estimated Value $500 - 550.
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Lot 2698
  A Lot of Nickels 1913 to 1975. No overdates. Includes 1937-D 3 legs. Coins will grade Good to Mint State. All in old Meghrig holders. A nice group.
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,500.
The George C. Follis Collection.

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Lot 2699
  The Dr. Charles Ruby Collection of Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938-D. No overdate or 3 legged in this set. Mounted in an Old Time Premium Card. Coins grade AG to XF.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
The Dr. Charles Ruby Estate.

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