Stephen M. Sparks Coin Album
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).
Stacks/Bowers wrote "A dusting of gold and powder blue iridescence blankets each side. A virtually perfect Ultra Gem with exceptional eye appeal to match the superior preservation. Among the finest of over 37 million struck, just a single coin ranks finer in this category."
Legend Numismatics wrote "The SOLE Pop Top example in this category. This is a SUPERB GEM example with a stunning, bold luster and gorgeous, iridescent pastel toning that appears in icy blue and clear-peach gold hues. Generally sharply struck, the steps show about 2/3-3/4 full definition. PCGS 1, NGC 5. NONE HAVE SOLD IN AUCTION, and is unpriced in the PCGS Price Guide. VERY RARE so fine with Full Steps, a 67 FS will cost $6,000+! Good luck. Cert. Number 38455471 PCGS # 4030.00"
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,