This is also from Dave Wnuck's email newsletter Making the Grade #41, published February 13, 2019, and republished here with permission. Thanks!
1937 "Reeded Edge" Buffalo Nickel & Wheat Cent. Uncirculated [uncertified].
I have read articles about these coins, but never owned any until now. The story goes that these coins had their edges reeded outside the Mint by Pennsylvania
coin dealer Ira Reed, intended as a promotional gimmick to advertise his business at the 1941 ANA Convention in Philadelphia. It is thought that about 100 sets
were prepared. Housed in a customer Capital Plastics holder. Heritage auctioned one of these 2 coin sets for $1997.50 in June of 2016. This pair in a custom
holder is just $1350.
To read Dave's newsletter archive, see:
The REEDed edge cent had been mentioned earlier in The E-Sylum, but this is the first image we've had. Nice holder. Does anyone have new
information on these coins? What's the best documented source? -Editor
To read earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
REED'S REEDED NICKELS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v05n13a09.html)
REEDED CENTS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v05n14a08.html)
QUERY: REEDED EDGE IRA REED NICKELS (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n04a13.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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