Description and Analysis

Liberty Head Five Cents
1908 5C PF

Description & Analysis

Sales of minor proofs recovered only slightly from their nadir in 1907, and this is another moderately scarce issue. Proof 1908 nickels were made with quality in mind, and those that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned reveal deeply reflective fields and sharp strikes overall.

Blue-green toning was once typical of these coins, though not especially appealing. Proper conservation techniques have somewhat reduced the population of proof nickels having blotchy toning.