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||FIVE-CENT PIECES - BUFFALO, TYPE 2
||5C 1915 S
||NGC MS 61
I started out with a NGC VF35 in this spot. I moved that one to my old "L.O.S." album. Then, I picked up a PCGS XF40. May 2008 the XF40 was out the door, I replaced that coin with this NGC AU58! (Well, it was an AU58 when I purchased it.) The 1915-S gets easier to find with the higher the grade that you are looking for. There isn't very many dealers that have a slabbed VF, XF, or even an AU piece in stock. Although, MS pieces are fairly easy to come by as a good many dealers will have at least one MS64 or better on hand! So-called higher priced key dates like the 1937-D 3-leg, 1926-S, 1924-S, and the 1913-S ty2 in MS are easier to find than a much cheaper VF 1915-S in my opinion!
Sometimes sending a coin into NCS is a good idea. The first of July 2008 I sent my AU58 '15-S to NCS for some spa treatment. My AU58 piece is now in a new NGC holder graded MS61! I wasn't wrong about the mint lustre under the toning. Although I don't guess the "new" grade really changes anything to me. AU58, MS61, and MS62, are the same grade I think! There are several low grade Unc's. in this set that started out in an AU58 holder!