NGC 5c 1960-D Jefferson Nickel Struck in & Retained Wire Bristle AU-58


Full wire bristle (staple) struck into the coin's obverse and bent around to be struck into the edge. The wire bristle was not "retained" when it was struck into the rim, and so now it is sticking out away from the edge in a dramatic fashion. A rare struck in and retained wire bristle, and the only example we know of where the bristle was sticking out, and not fully retained into the coin!

NGC AU-58 with just a hint of wear.