U.S. Coins Nickels Shield Nickels

1881 5c PCGS XF40

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Degree of Toning: 3/10
DLRC Inventory #: 235468

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Auction Name: Thursday - Internet Auction # 231.
Closed On: Thursday, March 20, 2008 4:20 PM.
Realized: $610.

Item Description:
Mintage of just 68,000 coins. Medium grey and original surfaces. Key date. While not quite as rare as the 1880 in business strike format the 1881 is truly scarce and seldom seen. Most high grade certified coins are actually Proofs in a mint state holder (typos).

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 3811 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Nickels
Series: Shield Nickels
Type: Shield no Rays
Years for Type: 1867-1883
Strike: Business
Denomination: Nickel
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Weight: 5g
Edge Type: Plain
Mintage: 68,800