|1867 5C NO RAYS, MS
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1867 5C No Rays MS61 NGC. In 1867, the Mint removed the short rays from the reverse of the Shield nickel to help the coin strike up better. However, a bigger hindrance on sharpness was the hard nickel alloy with which the Mint had little experience, and no significant advantage was gained. This Uncirculated No Rays coin displays satiny luster and light golden toning. The reverse stars are weak, but the obverse wreath and shield exhibit better definition. Some strike doubling is present on the obverse legend and date. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15410, realized $228. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX