Description

    1885 Nickel, Gem Uncirculated
    'First Among Equals' in the Liberty Nickel Series

    1885 5C MS65 NGC. The 1885 is "first among equals" along with the 1886 and 1912-S as keys to the Liberty nickel series. The pale color seen over each side, the heavy reverse die striations, and the overall strong strike except on the left ear of corn, are all reminiscent of the coin above. They are from the same consignor, and it is easy to speculate about the origins of both of these pieces.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2773, PCGS# 3846)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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