1877 5C, CA PR (PCGS# 83831)

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

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Lot Description
1877 5C PR66+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. The 1877 proof is not especially rare compared to other proofs in the series, but it is a proof-only issue and as such, date pressure is significant. Often 1877 proof nickels are found with only moderately reflective mirrors, some even so weak they have been called business strikes (no such pieces were actually produced, though). This piece has deeply mirrored fields and thickly frosted devices, yielding a strong two-toned cameo effect on each side. Both sides are brilliant, and there are no noticeable surface distractions. Population: 1 in 66+ Cameo, 5 finer (3/11).
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