Full, sharp strike front and back, an attribute that is difficult to find with this type. I reject 80% of this type on strike alone. Super clean surfaces and finished with full luster on even silvery blue patina overall. Better than most graded MS65.
*ON HOLD*Cert. No. 25265927 A basically flawless original with a needle sharp strike on both sides. Light silvery patina overall with splashes of golden rose and green. Finished with full luster. Impeccable and worthy of the finest type or date set.
"Highland Collection" Pedigree. A beautiful original. Very sharp strike front and back, with all star and shield lines complete and sharp. Light silvery rose and blue with splashes of light color throughout. Superb, clean surfaces and fully lustrous. A superior type in every respect.
*1863 3 Cent Silver MS66 PCGS Cert. 82900182 Pop: 22, 7 higher. This awesome prooflike example shows a sharp strike with all detailing and lines bold, something you won’t see in many of this date. Cameo devices contrast fully prooflike fields, giving this piece top end eye-appeal.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* As with virtually every coin in this collection, this piece has that extra pizazz that sets it apart. Needle sharp strike with flawless, spot free surfaces and attractive light patina.
*NEW* Cert. 81951585 By far the biggest issue with “Rays” nickels is the plethora of weakly struck specimens. About 70-80% show obvious weakness. Here is a wonderful exception showing a needle sharp strike on both sides, with full shield lines and completely defined stars and rays on back. Basically devoid of contact marks and other distractions, this great “first year of issue” is finished with full glowing luster.
I have seen and purchased many Highland Collection coins in the past year or so. I don't know who assembled the collection, but they had an exceptional eye for great greats. This piece shows a needle sharp strike witrh flawless reflective surfaces and spot free. Truly superb. Awarde both the "plus" designation from NGC and a CAC sticker.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* Cert. 25019877 Starting with a needle sharp strike on both sides, this light Cameo (not designated) proof shows beautiful pastel rose and golden patina on bright reflective surfaces. Top end eye-appeal.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* Cert. 25588601 Absolutely gorgeous, original CAMEO (not designated) Proof. Light even silvery rose patina on bright, superb surfaces. This coin glows and is in the top 5% of the grade, rivalling most residing in PR67 holders.