1874 5C, CA PR (PCGS# 83828)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

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Lot Description
1874 5C PR66 Cameo NGC. In A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels, Dave Bowers quotes from his communication with specialist Douglas L. Kurz: "A good percentage of 1874 proofs have the reverse star at 4 o'clock partially obliterated or flattened due to die grease being in the recess on the die." This brilliant and bold proof nickel shows exactly that characteristic. Otherwise, it is a sensational piece with exquisite surfaces that are deeply mirrored around lustrous and frosty white devices. Census: 7 in 66 Cameo, 1 finer (4/08).
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