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Top Pop 1935-S Buffalo Nickel Featured in Stack’s Bowers June Costa Mesa Auction

Top Pop 1935-S Buffalo Nickel Featured in Stack's Bowers June Costa Mesa Auction

By James McCartneySenior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……
Produced toward the end of the Buffalo nickel series and with a relatively generous mintage of 10,300,000 coins, the 1935-S was well-positioned for a high rate of survival in Mint State.

However, the soft striking detail typical of many earlier San Francisco Mint issues also haunts the 1935-S. As such, coins grading MS-65 and MS-66 are more challenging to locate than one would assume. Above this level, the 1935-S becomes a conditional rarity with perhaps fewer than 200 Superb Gems known.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to offer one of the best from this exceptional group graded MS-67+ (PCGS) CAC as lot 1403 in our June 2021 Costa Mesa Auction. It is a lovely example, with peach and violet toning at the centers and powder blue and gold at the borders. Both sides are enhanced by intense frosty mint luster, a full strike, and near-pristine surfaces. This magnificent Top Pop specimen is tied with only nine other coins at PCGS. Approval by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) emphasizes the specimen’s superior quality.

This exceptional 1935-S nickel will be featured in our June 2021 Showcase Auction hosted at the state-of-the-art auction gallery in our new Costa Mesa, California headquarters. The June sale arrives on the heels of our record-setting auctions in March and April that saw combined prices realized above $60 million (USD). With seven lots from these events exceeding $1 million, the numismatic market clearly remains strong heading into the summer auction season.

For questions about the auction or to order a copy of the printed catalog, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries by telephone at 800-566-2580 or by email at [email protected].

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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