Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 63

Lot 698

1916. PCGS graded Proof 66. Well struck and light steel-blue in color. A satiny gem of the most advantageous order for a collector. Its high degree of broad-spinning satin surface pulses beneath rich nickel blue and pale golden highlights. Razor-sharp with full definition at the usual Achilles' heel points on the Buffalo nickel: the braid is minutely detailed, the hair above the same, and the shoulder, head, horn and tail of the buffalo all finely distinguished down to the smallest detail. The mint strengthened the design in 1916 when it introduced a revised Master Hub. Most noticeable is the clarity in the word LIBERTY which before tended to fade into the field and rim. Only 600 Proofs struck. Pop 78; 34 finer (PCGS # 3993) .
Estimated Value $2,300 - 2,400.

Realized $3,795

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