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Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


U.S. Coins - Nickels - Shield
 
 
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Lot 1552
1866 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-65. A nice, bright example with a satiny obverse and a semi-Prooflike reverse. Typical soft strike on the reverse stars. This was the first year of the new Shield Nickel type, with rays of the sun inserted between the stars on the reverse. The rays created all kinds of difficulties when the coins were struck, making it difficult to squeeze the metal into the deepest recesses of the dies. Increasing the striking pressure only shortened the life of the dies, which cracked even under normal pressures. Thus, in 1867, the rays were removed, resolving some of those issues (PCGS # 3790) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,700.
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$2,185
Lot 1553
1866 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-64. Lightly toned. In a 1st generation PCGS holder.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$805
Lot 1554
1866 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-63. Toned (PCGS # 3790) .
Estimated Value $250 - 275.
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$345
Lot 1555
1866 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-62. Well struck for this issue and lightly toned (PCGS # 3790) .
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$414
Lot 1556
1866 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-61. Lightly toned (PCGS # 3790) .
Estimated Value $180 - 200.
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$230
Lot 1557
1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck, lustrous and lightly toned (PCGS # 3791) .
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$437
Lot 1558
1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. PCGS graded MS-63. A late die strike example, a trifle soft in the centers with lots of interesting die cracks; bright and frosty throughout. In an old green holder (PCGS # 3791) .
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$604
Lot 1559
  1867 Shield Nickel. No rays. Proof 64. A boldly struck platinum-grey example, quite choice and virtually spot-free. About 600 proofs made.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$661
Lot 1560
1867 Shield Nickel. No rays. PCGS graded Proof 63. Semi mirror surfaces, lightly toned and free from spotting. In an old green holder (PCGS # 3821) .
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$253
Lot 1561
1867 Shield Nickel. No rays. NGC graded MS-65. Interestingly clashed at the date as made. Areas of gold color toning. In an older NGC holder.
Estimated Value $420 - 450.
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$604
Lot 1562
  1867 Shield Nickel, No Rays and 1882. NGC graded MS-64 and PCGS MS-64. Both in old holders. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$834
Lot 1563
  1867 Shield Nickel. No rays, 1873 Open 3 and 1876. AU-58. A worthwhile trio that should be inspected prior to bidding. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $120 - 150.
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$322
Lot 1564
  1868 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. A very choice untoned brilliant proof example. About 600 proofs made.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$380
Lot 1565
  1868 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. A choice proof example glittering with full mirror brilliance.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$368
Lot 1566
  1872 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. Semi-reflective surfaces with soft pastel toning on both sides. About 950 proofs were struck.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$368
Lot 1567
  1873 Shield Nickel. Closed 3. Proof 64. A pleasing proof example with decent mirrors that is basically tone-free.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$391
Lot 1568
  1874 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. A truly lovely proof example with "spot-light" toning surrounded by soft pastel colors. About 700 proofs made.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$311
Lot 1569
  1875 Shield Nickel. Proof 63. A brilliant untoned beauty and quite choice. About 700 proofs struck.
Estimated Value $170 - 190.
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$357
Lot 1570
  1876 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. Well struck with semi-reflective surfaces which are fly-speck free and all, lightly toned. About 1150 proofs coined.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$230
Lot 1571
  1876 Shield Nickel. Proof 63. A brilliant untoned proof example.
Estimated Value $170 - 190.
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$173
Lot 1572
1876 Shield Nickel. Double Date. MS-63. The doubling of the date is quite evident. The surfaces are bright and frosty.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$978
Lot 1573
1878 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. A well struck semi reflective example of this popular proof-only date.
Estimated Value $500 - 650.
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$978
Lot 1574
1879 Shield Nickel. MS-64. A well struck and brilliant frosty mint gem. Scarce low mintage date that is more often seen in proof.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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$1,380
Lot 1575
1879 Shield Nickel. MS-64. Well struck and frosty throughout, lightly toned.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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$949
Lot 1576
1880 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 66. A bold strike with full mirror surfaces overlaid with a hint of delicate gold toning near the borders. Pop 131 with 17 higher, all Proof 67 (PCGS # 3835) .
Estimated Value $575 - 650.
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$1,150
Lot 1577
  1880 Shield Nickel. Proof 63. A film of light natural tone somewhat obscures the mirror surfaces. Low mintage date.
Estimated Value $170 - 190.
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$357
Lot 1578
1881 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 65. A well struck glittering gem specimen. In an old green holder (PCGS # 3836) .
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$604
Lot 1579
1881 Shield Nickel. NGC graded Proof 65. A glittering white gem. In an older holder.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$633
Lot 1580
1881 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded AU-58. Well struck and frosty with no real signs of wear. Quite scarce in this grade. In a 2nd generation PCGS holder (PCGS # 3811) .
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$575
Lot 1581
  1866 Shield Nickels (3 pcs). NGC graded 2 in Proof 64 and 1 in NGC MS-64. Each is a choice example, fully lustrous and lightly toned. All in old holders. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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Lot 1582
1882 Shield Nickel. MS-60. Lightly toned.
Estimated Value $70 - 80.
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$63
Lot 1583
1883 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 65. A nice well struck example of the last year of the shield type. In an old green holder (PCGS # 3838) .
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$460
Lot 1584
1883 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 64. Well struck and lightly toned with a scattering of light fly-specks. In an old green holder (PCGS # 3838) .
Estimated Value $220 - 240.
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$253
Lot 1585
  1883 Shield Nickel. Proof 63. Excellent mirror surfaces, lightly toned with some scattered fly-specks.
Estimated Value $170 - 190.
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$230
Lot 1586
  1883 Shield Nickel. MS-63. One with a doubled date. Both are bright and frosty. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$334
Lot 1587
  1883 Shield Nickel. MS-63. Each is choice and frosty and delicately toned. Lot of 2 coins.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$604
Lot 1588
  A Lot of Shield Proof Nickels. Consists of: 1872 ANACS PR-62; 1874 PCGS PR 64; 1874 PCGS PR-63. All in older holders. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$776






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