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    1870 Shield Nickel, MS66+
    Scarcer Issue in the Series

    1870 5C MS66+ PCGS. The 1870 had a moderate mintage of 4.8 million examples, and it ranks ninth scarcest in overall rarity in the series. This Plus-designated Premium Gem displays bright nickel-gray luster and faint hints of ice-blue toning on its satiny surfaces. A few trivial carbon flecks can be seen with a loupe, but do not affect the overall appearance or appeal of this high-end Shield nickel. Population: 40 in 66 (4 in 66+), 0 finer (6/17).(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22P4, PCGS# 3797)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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