|Title||1867 5C RAYS|
|Service Catalog #||3791|
1867 5C Rays MS62 NGC. The mintage of With Rays nickels represents merely 6.5% of all Shield nickel production in the series' second year. The rays were removed from the reverse early in 1867 after excessive striking difficulty was encountered, creating a popular two-year type. This Uncirculated representative displays crisp detail on the shield, upper olive leaves, and stars. The 7 in the date is slightly incomplete. Soft luster and occasional olive specks occur over minimally marked nickel-gray surfaces. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15409, realized $576. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|