1867 5C No Rays, CA PR (PCGS# 83821)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 8081
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A conditionally elusive example of the somewhat frequently encountered 1867 No Rays proof Shield nickel, this coin will make an excellent addition to even the finest of type sets. Both sides are sharply impressed from the dies, and the fields have been deeply mirrored, an aesthetic effect exacerbated by the satiny sheen of mint luster imparted to the devices and legends. Just a hint of pastel-golden color is detected under close examination.