1885 5C MS (PCGS# 3846)

2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction #1157

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Lot Description
1885 5C MS63 NGC. The 1885 is the undisputed key to the Liberty nickel series. Only 1.4 million pieces were struck at a time when few people took notice of mintages. As a result, only a few coins were set aside in Uncirculated. The mint luster on this piece is softly frosted, and each side is mostly brilliant with just a hint of light golden. The strike definition is weak on the peripheral stars and the left ear of corn, but strong in all other areas.
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