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    1885 Liberty Nickel, Luminous MS67
    Condition Census Registry Coin

    1885 5C MS67 NGC. Not only the accepted key date in the series, the 1885 Liberty nickel is also a major condition rarity. The date, with a mintage of little more than 1.4 million coins, is scarce in MS66, and Superb Gems are of the utmost rarity. NGC lists only two such coins -- this piece, and one in MS67+; PCGS reports six submissions in MS67, also with none finer (9/19). These top Registry coins are mostly likely to change hands at auction, and yet, auction appearances of them are few and far between. Since our Permanent Auction Archives began in 1993, we have handled a Superb Gem 1885 Liberty nickel on only three occasions. Prices realized have ranged from $18,000 to $43,200.

    This softly frosted example is fresh to our auctions. Delicate lilac iridescence adorns the luminous surfaces and cartwheel effect, while the design elements showcase tremendous sharpness. Neither side has a single mentionable abrasion.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2773, PCGS# 3846)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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