Scott's Classic Shield Nickels
1883

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: FIVE-CENT PIECES - SHIELD
Item Description: 5C 1883 SHIELD
Full Grade: NGC MS 61
Owner: SPHansen

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Scott's Classic Shield Nickels   Score: 330
Scott's Nickel Type Set   Score: 551
Scott's 19th Century Type Set   Score: 551
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

This is the first coin to join my collection, and it has a story behind it. I was browsing around the various Proxibid auctions and found this Shield nickel hiding in a sea of Morgans. For the photos, it looked really nice, and didn't look cleaned or altered. It was listed as an MS64, but I had some doubt. I had up to that point concentrated on Modern coins, but I am really attracted to this series. Most other classic sets have a form of Liberty on them, but this one has only the shield. Even so, you really don't choose the series, they choose you, and this one cried out to me. I bid, and luckily had weak opposition, and it became mine. I sent it in to NGC for grading, and it came back MS61... not the highest grade, but as it is my first toe dip in the scary classic ocean, I am proud to own it.

Mintage: 1,451,500

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