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1866 5C Rays MS66 PCGS

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Grade: MS66
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: 3790
Last Update: 9/3/2019
Dealer:  (Terms) Legend Rare Coin Auctions

Auction: The Regency Auction 34 - September 26, 2019 View this auction on the auction site
Auction Date: 9/26/2019 - 9/26/2019
Lot Number: 101 View this lot on the auction site
5C 1866 RAYS PCGS MS66 CAC. A lustrous and totally original GEM example from the first year of issue. Subtle iridescent gold tone with some icy blue mingling about attests to the originality. Sharply struck from a shattered obverse die. Essentially without flaw, this GEM has outstanding eye appeal. This is the first year of the 5C nickel of only a two year type featuring the rays on the reverse. Nickel is a very hard metal to strike coins and the dies were constantly cracking. Part way through 1867 the rays were removed from the reverse design in an effort to extend die life. PCGS 52, NGC 22, CAC 9. The most recent PCGS/CAC example sold for $4,465 in a June 2017 Regency Auction and the current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $3,450. With just five examples graded finer, this high end coin is worthy of a strong bid from the type or date collector. Cert. Number 18674250 PCGS # 003790
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PCGS Coin #: 3790
PCGS Coin Description: 1866 5C Rays
Mintage: 14,742,500
Grade: MS66
PCGS Population: * 50 View
Population (in higher grades): * 6
PCGS Price Guide: * $3,450.00 View
Auction Prices Realized: * Auction Prices Realized
Additional resources: PCGS CoinFacts
PCGS Set Registry:
(Top 3 of 47 composite sets for this coin)
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Basic U.S. Coin Design Set No Gold (1792-present)
Basic U.S. Coin Design Set (1792-present)
Five Cent Type Set (1866-present)
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