1878 Shield Nickel, PR641878 5C PR64 NGC. The 1877 and 1878 Shield nickels consisted solely of proof coins, but the production figure was larger in 1878, with 2,350 pieces minted versus only 900 in 1877. This well struck near-Gem displays shimmering luster.
Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 276V, PCGS# 3832)
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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