1886 Liberty Head Nickel. MS-65 (PCGS). Wisps of pale apricot iridescence enliven otherwise silver-tinged surfaces on both sides of this appealing Gem. The finish is modestly reflective in the fields, and the design elements are softly frosted and mostly razor sharp in striking detail. Trailing only the 1885, the 1886 is the second rarest circulation strike in the Liberty Head nickel series. Both issues were largely overlooked by contemporary collectors, and by the time the numismatic community took notice of the low mintage (3,326,000 pieces) 1886 most survivors had long since acquired wear from circulation. The present example is a scarce, attractive Gem that is sure to sell for a strong bid.