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1953 5C PR68 Deep Cameo PCGS....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
1953 Jefferson Nickel, Deep Cameo PR68
Finest Certified at PCGS
1953 5C PR68 Deep Cameo PCGS. Rick Tomaska's modern coinage classic Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era offers the following take on the proof 1953 Jefferson nickel issue: "Like the 1952, proof Jefferson nickels minted in 1953 are of generally high quality. ... This date becomes very difficult to locate in the higher levels of contrast. And although ultra-heavy pieces are not as difficult to locate as the 1950 or 1952 nickels in high grade cameo, they are extremely scarce."

This PR68 Deep Cameo specimen is the only coin so certified by PCGS with none finer (3/13). Deeply mirrored surfaces are virtually untoned on the obverse with just a touch of golden color over the reverse. Both sides are boldly contrasted and beautifully preserved.
From The Elite Cameo Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 22YE, PCGS# 94185)

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