I have been watching PCGS AU-58 Liberty Nickels for almost 2 years. There are only two "+" graded coins, and this has not changed for some time. One 1885 and the other is an 1894. I knew the 1894 was coming up in a Heritage auction for some time and wondered just what it would bring.Well, it just closed at $1,527.50. I know of two AU-58's for sale right now at $320, so that is an $1,200 premium for the plus. This is basically MS-65 money.Someone really wants to end up with the number one everyman set.
As a Liberty Nickel collector, I am always looking for associated things to collect. My recent additions have been Liberty Nickels elongated at the 1893 Columbian Expo. My goal is to complete a date set (so 1883 - 1893) of these.My first 2 are an 1884 and 1887, but I have all but the 1885 currently at NGC.