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1938 5C MS67 PCGS #4000

2007 August Milwaukee, WI Final Session #445

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.

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 MS66FS PCGS #84007

Wayside Collection, Would like to upgrade to an MS67... have one?

1940-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4009

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

1940-S 5C MS67 PCGS #4009

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

1941-D 5C MS67FS PCGS #84011

One day for the plus coin.

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.

1942-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4014

Love This one..

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

Coin Facts plate coin.

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 MS67FS PCGS #84023

Auction 2375.

1944-D 5C MS67FS PCGS #84023

Auction 2375.

1944-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4024

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

1944-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4024

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

1945-D 5C MS68 PCGS #4026

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."

1945-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4027

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

1945-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4027

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

1946-S 5C MS67+ PCGS #4030

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"

1947 5C MS67 PCGS #4031

Keeping it here forever.

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-D 5C MS67+ PCGS #4035

One of my favorites.

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.

1949-S 5C MS66+ PCGS #4040

CoinFacts Plate Coin.

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,

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...

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.

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.

1957 5C MS67 PCGS #4061

BOOM!

1957-D 5C MS67 PCGS #4062

KABOOM!

1958-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84064

Wayside Collection

1963-D 5C MS65 PCGS #4074

Wayside Collection

1964 5C MS66+ PCGS #4075

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

1964-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4076

Maybe one day for the plus coin.

1965 5C MS66 PCGS #4077

Self Made

1968-S 5C MS64FS PCGS #84081

Got this one a long time ago.

1969-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4082

One of the earliest I bought in this set.

1969-S 5C MS66 PCGS #4083

Not for sale.

1970-D 5C MS66 PCGS #4084

A PL coin.

1970-S 5C MS65FS PCGS #84085

I'll keep this one.

1973 5C MS66FS PCGS #84090

Self Made

1974 5C MS66FS PCGS #84092

Self Made, a nice 5 step coin.

1974-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84093

Self Made

1977 5C MS65FS PCGS #84098

Traded for this coin long ago.

1977-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84099

Bought so long ago, I don't even know when.

1978 5C MS66FS PCGS #84100

One of my favorites in the set. A self made coin from long ago.

1979 5C MS66FS PCGS #84102

r u serious? Not for sale.

1980-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84105

Self Made

1981-P 5C MS65FS PCGS #84106

Bought a few years ago...

1997-D 5C MS66FS PCGS #84141

Self Made