Stack's Bowers - The March 2013 Baltimore Auction Lot #2024

  • NGC
  • 65
  • CAC
  • N

1937-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-901. 3-Legged. MS-65 (NGC).

Gem 1937-D 3-Legged Nickel

An appealing Gem example of this famous, popular variety, which has become widely known even outside of numismatic circles. An intensely lustrous specimen with pretty champagne-gray toning, and well preserved surfaces that are mark-free and essentially pristine on both sides. Not many examples of this well known issue have been graded at MS-65, at either service, which is unsurprising considering the relatively small number that were originally produced; an uncertain figure but certainly much lower than the nearly 18 million Buffalo nickels struck at the Denver Mint in 1937. Adding together the combined numbers in all grades from the NGC Census and the PCGS Population Report we note there are 12,283 grading events with duplication within those numbers quite likely. As seen below this is easily one of the top 100 examples of the 3-Legged nickel certified by NGC and a prize for the specialist of this series.