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1868 Shield 'Nickel' in Aluminum
1868 5C Five Cents, Judd-636, Pollock-708, Low R.7, PR64 Cameo
PCGS. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. The Shield nickel regular-issue dies
of 1868, struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Only a half dozen
pieces are known in this metal. In our view, while all of the
aluminum patterns of 1868 are quite rare, those with the unusual,
one-off designs -- the Indian cent, two cent piece, three cent
"nickel," three cent "silver," Shield "nickel," and three dollar
"gold" -- in aluminum possess a special cachet. This aluminum
Shield nickel would certainly round out an advanced set. This
lovely Choice Cameo proof, an impressive bluish-gray example, is
the finest that PCGS has certified, and the only submission
designated as a Cameo (4/20).
Judd-636, PR64 Cameo
The Only PCGS Cameo Proof
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535327)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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