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.
"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.
*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.
***NEW*(66) Cert. 83780253 Pop: 6, one higher CAC approved. Among the finest of the date. Well struck with superb surfaces and blazing luster with just a hint of golden patina. Just a hair better and you will pay $17,500. Great Coin!!