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1939-D 5C Reverse of 1938 MS67 PCGS #4005

DDO #1... One of probably less than a handful in MS67. Unfortunately, since PCGS doesn't document this variety in the pop reports, no one will ever know for sure.

1940 5C MS67 PCGS #4007

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."

1940-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4009

CoinFacts Plate Coin. Really nice coin. One of my favorites in the set.

1941-D 5C MS68 PCGS #4011

Yeah, you'll get as chance to own it when I'm dead and gone.

1942 5C Type 1 MS67 PCGS #4013

CoinFacts Plate Coin. One of the coins I've waited for many years to add to the collection.

1943-P 5C MS67+ PCGS #4018

Stacks Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction, Lot #5300. They wrote "Pretty colorful toning blankets both sides of this boldly lustrous Superb Gem with an excellent strike and superior eye appeal." Also, CoinFacts plate coin.

1943-D 5C MS67+ PCGS #4020

Sharply struck coin. A few ticks away from full steps. Good with it staying right here.

1943-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4021

Was a CoinFacts Plate Coin.

1944-P 5C MS67+ PCGS #4022

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).

1944-D 5C MS67+ PCGS #4023

Another plate coin from Coin Facts.

1945-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4027

The top picture was PCGS. The bottom, David Lawrence. Which one do you like better?

1947 5C MS67 PCGS #4031

Keeping it here forever.

1947-S 5C MS66+ PCGS #4033

Coins like this are under valued IMHO.

1949-S 5C MS66+ PCGS #4040

CoinFacts Plate Coin.

1950-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4042

Been here for a long time.

1951-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4044

I'll keep it here for a while.

1951-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4045

BOOM! Coin Facts Plate Coin.

1952 5C MS67 PCGS #4046

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,

1954 5C MS66+ PCGS #4052

I guess some of the lite marks are what brought this coin down from a 67 grade, but I've seen more than a few 67 coins that looked worse than this beauty.

1954-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4053

Good with it right here.

1957 5C MS67 PCGS #4061

BOOM!

1957-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4062

KABOOM!

1964 5C MS66+ PCGS #4075

A cut mark away from full steps means this one will probably never leave.

1938 5C MS67 PCGS #4000

2007 August Milwaukee, WI Final Session #445

1939 5C Reverse of 1940 MS67+ PCGS #94003

This coin needs a trip back for a photo session.

1939-D 5C Reverse of 1938 MS67 PCGS #4005

DDO #1... One of probably less than a handful in MS67. Unfortunately, since PCGS doesn't document this variety in the pop reports, no one will ever know for sure.

1939-D 5C Reverse of 1938 MS67 PCGS #4005

DDO #1... One of probably less than a handful in MS67. Unfortunately, since PCGS doesn't document this variety in the pop reports, no one will ever know for sure.

1939-D 5C Reverse of 1938 MS67 PCGS #4005

DDO #1... One of probably less than a handful in MS67. Unfortunately, since PCGS doesn't document this variety in the pop reports, no one will ever know for sure.

1940-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4009

CoinFacts Plate Coin. Really nice coin. One of my favorites in the set.

1942-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4014

Love This one..

1942-P 5C Type 2 MS67+ PCGS #4016

Coin Facts plate coin.

1944-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4024

Really nice coin. Somewhat crusty. The first 67+ coin I've ever made.

1945-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4026

Auction 2167.

1945-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4027

The top picture was PCGS. The bottom, David Lawrence. Which one do you like better?

1947-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4032

$260 PCGS... r u kidding me? You're getting warmer, but still off.

1948 5C MS66+ PCGS #4034

Incredibly hard date/mint to find in high grade.

1948-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4036

Good with it staying here.

1949 5C MS66 PCGS #4037

Weak Strike, but I haven't found one better yet.

1952-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4047

I like it. I can see why it graded what it did.

1952-S 5C MS66+ PCGS #4048

I'm good with it staying right here.

1953 5C MS66 PCGS #4049

It's been in the set a long time. I think it's going to stay.

1953-S 5C MS66 PCGS #4051

I'll keep it...

1955 5C MS66 PCGS #4056

Not for sale. The MS67 coin in the population is a misattributed Proof. That cert # is 29874082

1955-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4057

Wayside Collection, A tough date.

1958 5C MS66 PCGS #4063

Probably the worst picture ever taken of this coin. Needs a trip to the photographer.

1958-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84064

Wayside Collection

1963-D 5C MS65 PCGS #4074

Wayside Collection

1964-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4076

Maybe one day for the plus coin.