1885 PCGS MS66 Liberty Nickel, a super eye appealing beauty & RARE TRUE MS GEM! Here's THE KEY DATE and another premium example in superb gem condition at the very top of the grade and graded by the #1 respected grading service in the world. With nearly perfect surfaces and no unsightly marks, toning streaks or spots, this beautiful little lady has an absolutely original appearance with unbroken superb mint luster and no toning. The coin is as original as you can get and the luster is brilliant and gives a great'cartwheel' effect when rolled under the light. The strike is nearly full, with all detail sharp except for a slight weakness in the left corn, as usual for the series, although it is mostly all there.The other thing that buyers of this and any rare date liberty nickel should be aware of is weak proof specimens being erroneously labeled as mint state- they are not worth near what a true superb gem uncirculated piece would go for. In 1989 I had the good fortune to have met Walter Breen at the Pittsburgh ANA convention and I had him look at my raw gem 1886 lib nick. He mentioned that to be absolutely sure that a high grade 1885 or 1886 is not a proof, look at the edges closely- if they are sharp and square, it is likely a proof, but if they look abraded and rounded, it is because circulation strikes didn't have their edges turned up prior to striking so they didn't get struck up into the corners of the dies. This piece passes the test and is guaranteed a true business strike and worthy of the price. If you see one for much less, it is likely because it was a proof and mislabeled. We have seen some 1885 MS66 nickels in our long searches and none of them could hold a candle to this true superb gem. We humbly believe ours is a much better value for less.
View our feedback for how we grade, disagreements are rare. Simple- because we are collectors looking for beautiful high quality coins for our collection, not dealers looking for a quick buck here on the internet's biggest dealer dumping grounds.We love this hobby and want you to enjoy it as much as we have all these years too! If you need more time or would like to arrange a lay-away, we would be happy to work with you. Our policy is an incentive to make your decision quickly so we get the coin back asap for a prompt re-listing. We do want to accommodate fair-minded fellow collectors so this seems to be a fair compromise. The item "1885 PCGS MS66 Liberty Nickel, a super eye appealing beauty & RARE TRUE MS GEM" is in sale since Thursday, September 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Nickels\Liberty (1883-1913)". The seller is "heres*your*change" and is located in Northwoods, Wi. This item can be shipped to United States.