Click to enlargeJ1697/P1899

This is one of the famous Blind Man's nickel patterns. It has 5 equally spaced ridges on the edge as highlighted in the image below.

The following are confirmed:

1) Elder 10/1908 lot 229?, Mitchelson-Connecticut State Library

2) Numismatics Ltd 8/74, Bass-HWBRF, Heritage 8/14 - NGC66

3) Judd, Kosoff 10/68, Kosoff 1/24/80 private transaction, Rothchild-Stacks 10/03, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS66

4) Novoselsky, B/M 10/00, Wilcox - PCGS67

5) An example graded PCGS63

Pollock lists additional/confused pedigrees which are probably among the last 2. Brand's was purchased in Elder's 2/4/09 sale and entered into his journal as #47978. One of these is ex Norweb-NN 9/53 sale. NGC shows 2 in NGC65 grade which, if not the same as #3 and/or #5 would represent a 6th example.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.