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    1936 Type One Nickel, PR68
    Superb Satin Finish Example

    1936 5C Type One -- Satin Finish PR68 PCGS. CAC. Matte (Satin) finish proofs were similar enough to high-end circulation strike nickels that the Mint experimented with alternatives, including a brilliant finish that was the antithesis to matte surfaces. This PR68 Satin Finish nickel displays the Mint's ultimate goal for the non-brilliant proofs, with a razor-sharp full strike and smooth, softly lustrous surfaces to showcase the nickel's design. A blush of violet obverse toning counterbalances lemon-gold fields, while the reverse tempers the colors without sacrificing eye appeal. Just five finer examples exist at PCGS -- three in 68+, and two in PR69 (10/19).
    Selections from the Don Kutz Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 278X, PCGS# 3994)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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