1879/8 5C PR (PCGS# 3834)

2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376

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1879/8 5C PR68 PCGS. In a sale as diverse and remarkable as this, each page contains one coin that rises above the crowd. Although a rare issue at this grade level, this coin is still head and shoulders above its neighboring lots. Each positive attribute of this coin reinforces the excellence of proof execution. The fields are exceptionally smooth and moderately mirrored, as is often the case. Pastel colorations including gold, sky-blue, red, and lilac slightly deepen toward the borders. A stunning proof representation of this curious overdate that Breen classifies as "very scarce." While serious Shield Nickel collectors may find another example graded PR68, we doubt whether they will find one nicer. Population: 6 in 68, 1 finer (4/05). From The Western Hills Collection.
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