1918 buff newP with CHD images
This one was an early happy birthday to me pickup, and like the 14-D I shared recently, wasn't a date I was actively pursuing. The 1918 is certainly one of the better Philly dates in the series, according to the books, my own experiences, and several folks on these boards I correspond with, which was among the last philly dates they filled, or are still on the search for.
The incumbent 1918 I bought many moons ago from Angel Dees at a Baltimore show, a 64 in OGH that I thought enough about to submit for reconsideration at one point (no dice). I sprung for this one as it has more prominent toning that has become a better match for my set over the years. While the 1918-P isn't known as being particularly strike deficient, this one is nicely and deeply imprinted on the obverse. The reverse is all about the color, with some very nice rainbow bands and a more overall amber look than the image suggests.
Comments welcome. Would love to see those other 1918 buffalo nickels from other members too!