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1866 5C Rays MS66 PCGS

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Grade: MS66
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: 3790
Last Update: 3/29/2021
Dealer:  (Terms) Legend Rare Coin Auctions

Auction: The Regency Auction 44 - April 21, 2021 View this auction on the auction site
Auction Date: 4/21/2021 - 4/21/2021
Lot Number: 254 View this lot on the auction site
5C 1866 RAYS. PCGS MS66 CAC. The first five cent nickel issue was struck in 1866. The design included a spray of rays between the stars surrounding the large 5 in the center. The metal proved hard to work with, and the complexity of the design, the reverse dies shattered quickly, and in 1867 the rays were removed. This is a lustrous and totally original GEM. A subtle golden blush with some icy blue hues attest to the originality of this PQ beauty. Sharply struck from shattered dies, this one is virtually without flaw and has an outstanding visual allure. PCGS 54, NGC 22, CAC 11. The last PCGS/CAC coin sold for $3,643 for September 2019; earlier that month an example sold for $5,760--the average APR for a PCGS MS66 CAC is $6,129. The CAC CPG value is $3,750 and there are only 8 in MS66+ graded higher. What a great coin for the greatest of sets. We know bidding will be strong as collectors look to add this first year of the nickel series to their sets! Cert. Number 37346650 PCGS # 3790.00
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PCGS Coin #: 3790
PCGS Coin Description: 1866 5C Rays
Mintage: 14,742,500
Grade: MS66
PCGS Population: * 53 View
Population (in higher grades): * 8
PCGS Price Guide: * $3,500.00 View
Auction Prices Realized: * Auction Prices Realized
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PCGS Set Registry:
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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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