Ron Guth: The 1905 Liberty Head Nickel is typical of the high-mintage dates of the 1900s. It is a very common coin across all grades up to and including MS66. The finest examples certified by PCGS include two in MS66+. Strike quality is sometimes an issue, but as can be seen on the images above, eye appeal often trumps. Look for coins with booming luster and attractive color -- these seem to get the best grades and the highest prices.
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