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OGH, Bowers & Merena August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, Lot 322. They wrote "Billowy satin-to-softly frosted luster is readily evident in the absence of both detracting abrasions and all but the lightest pale-silver tinting. The latter feature is confined to the upper-reverse field, leaving the balance of the surfaces brilliant."
Heritage wrote "Daubs of beautiful iridescent rim color complement silvery centers and generous luster on this wartime "silver nickel," so-called although the pieces have more copper (56%) than silver (35%). Note that this piece is the sole finest graded at PCGS. Population: 25 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer (4/13).
Heritage wrote "This spectacular Superb Gem is one of the finest survivors from this wartime mintage, with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster, under dark shades of gold and violet patina. Population: 36 in 67, 0 finer (5/12). From The Color Collection."
Very nice coin. It took me many years to actually own this coin in this grade because it was Compradore and I who made the auction price go to the moon for this date when there were only a few of them graded. As more were certified, the market absorbed them and the price started to fall. It's not as high as it once was, but the guide still lists it for what it was when there were only a few.
Heritage wrote "The rainbow toning patterns on this exquisite Superb Gem nickel are both flamboyant and complex, with intertwined bands of color surrounding stately iridescence at the centers. The 1952 issue is known for its lack of eye appeal and substandard strikes. This outstanding piece stands apart with sharp surfaces and exceptional visual allure. Tied for the numeric finest at either service, and second to none in eye appeal. PCGS population: 4 in 67 (1 in 67 ), 0 finer (9/16)." PCGS,