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Lot 1591

1927-S Buffalo Nickel. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. Well preserved and gleaming with luster, although typically soft in areas. Spot free (PCGS # 3962) .

The reverse of James Earle Fraser's five-cent piece is memorable in its profile view of a bison bull. In recalling this particular work, Fraser spoke of its unique character: "My first objective was to produce a coin which was truly American, and that could not be confused with the currency of any other country. I made sure, therefore, to use none of the attributes that other nations had used in the past. And, in my search for symbols, I found no motif within the boundaries of the United States so distinctive as the American buffalo." (For a detailed account of this fascinating coin, see David W. Lange's The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels..
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000.

Realized $4,255

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