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  • 1913D T2 Buffalo 5c ICG-MS63


    NGC pricing $400, 171 graded at 63, 340 higher...a big registry point score of 1013. Below at

    The mintage of Type 2 nickels at Denver was only slightly smaller than its Type 1 production, but there existed no incentive to hoard these coins. The public was under the erroneous impression that the earlier type would be withdrawn and took no interest in the revised design. Thus, this issue is elusive across all grades and has long been perceived as a semi-key in this very popular coin series.

    Gems are quite scarce, due both to the overall smaller number of Mint State survivors and the generally poorer quality of 1913 D Type nickels as made. Weak strikes and worn dies are more often seen than for the Type 1 edition.

    PCGS has this at $400, 300 graded MS63, and 609 higher peaking at MS66. Cohen and Druley had UNCs at $100 in 1979.

    David Hall: The 1913-D Type 2 and 1913-S Type 2 are both low mintage key dates. The 1913-D, while not as rare as the 1913-S, is one of the most difficult Buffalo nickles to find in circulated grades. In mint state and also in Gem condition, this issue is about of equal rarity to most of the other early Denver and San Francisco issues.

    Most examples of this issue are decently struck. The luster for mint state coins, as is the case with most of the early Buffalos, is a satin grey

    Bowers- 1913D T2 nickels were not saved to any degree and choice pieces are elusive.