A common mistake of the newer collector submitting coins to ICCS is recognizing the 1951 High Relief 5-cent nickel variety. Not that identifying the High Relief obverse is the problem, but remembering to check the reverse of the coin and making sure that it’s the Beaver reverse and not the Commemorative reverse.
The George V nickel series extends from 1922 through 1936. For mint state collectors it is a series that is a challenge. There are two reasons. First it is a difficult series to grade. Second, true mint state examples are very hard to find, especially in grades at or higher than MS-63. When high grade Read More