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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 3146)

The 1937-S Five cents is part of a series of Buffalo nickel coins struck from 1913-1938. Struck in San Francisco and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 75% copper; 25% nickel from a mintage of 5,635,000 struck.
The 1937-S Buffalo nickel is considered the most common San Francisco issue in the series, and it doesn’t take much to see how this claim holds water. With an estimated 9,000 survivors in MS65 alone, this piece is miles ahead of other S-mint Buffalo nickels in terms of overall availability, even among other 1930s San Francisco Buffalo nickels. What’s more, strike, luster, and color are usually great for the 1937-S nickel. A tiny handful of examples have been certified by PCGS and NGC as MS68s, and those pieces command huge sums.
Obverse: James Earle Fraser's famous and simple design depicts a Native American chief with the word LIBERTY from 1-2 o'clock. The date is placed on the lower left of the chieftain's bust.
Reverse: A full portrait of the bison, Black Diamond, with the words UNITED STATES oF AMERICA at the top periphery with the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM just underneath. The denomination FIVE CENTS is spelled out at the bottom. For the Type 1, the denomination is embossed on a flat surface.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 3146
Coin Date: 1937-S
Denomination: 5c / Five cents
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,635,000
Coinage Type: Buffalo nickel
Coinage Years: 1913-1938
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James Earle Fraser
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1937
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, FIVE CENTS
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
PCGS #: 3983
NGC ID: 22SY
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