1877 5C, CA PR (PCGS# 83831)

2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126

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Lot Description
1877 5C PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The proof-only 1877 has long enjoyed a place of honor in the Shield nickel series. Its original mintage is the lowest in the entire series, and many examples were carelessly produced with dull surfaces and/or distracting planchet flaws. This is a fully struck and lightly toned Gem that is seemingly pristine aside from a few trivial contact marks near the reverse center. The fields are deeply mirrored and warm golden overtones dominate the outward appearance of both sides. One should not, however, overlook the powerfully impressed, frosty textured devices. Population: 24 in 66 Cameo, 5 finer (2/09).
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