1906 Liberty Nickel, Choice Uncirculated, Struck from Rusted Dies

1906 Liberty Nickel, Choice Uncirculated, Struck from Rusted Dies

139.00

A nice bright, original true BU example. One obvious tick on Liberty's cheek and a soft patch of disturbance in the luster in front of her face - a technical MS-63 coin, however much nicer than most you will see in a certified holder. Many if not most certified MS-63's tend to show light hairlines, spots, stains or a combination of minor issues, somewhat casting doubts on their genuinely "Unc" nature. Also interesting in that it was struck from a heavily rusted Reverse die, which is very unusual in the 20th Century. Most likely, there was a late-year need for more Nickel coinage and the Mint had to use a die that had been improperly stored, for some reason failing to repolish this die before placing it into use. This says something about the official position of non-Silver coinage, as both the Cent and Nickel were considered minor token change as well as having limited Legal Tender status. Still a nice coin however.

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