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  • Coin Specifications

  • Category Buffalo Nickel
  • Mint location Denver
  • Mintage 17,826,000
  • Designer James Earle Fraser
  • Weight 5.000g
  • Diameter 21.2mm
  • Edge Plain
3982

5C 1937-D MS 65 PCGS 3 Legs

Nice mint luster, accented with an eye appealing red-golden and brown tones. The coin is fairly well struck with the devices appearing as if finely sculpted and the area of the missing leg is quite obvious. This coin is an attractive GEM example of this classic Buffalo nickel mint error which for decades has been considered by specialists to be an integral addition to a complete set of the series. PCGS has certified just 44 coins at this level with a mere four finer. The 3 Legs variety was created by an inexperienced Denver Mint employee improperly using an abrasive stick in an attempt to remove marks caused by die clashing. In the process of attending to the area of clashing, the leg was polished away and coins were minted using the damaged die. Limited quantities of this error escaped into commerce and those which exist today in this high grade of preservation are highly sought.

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