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    1880 Nickel, Choice AU
    Low-Mintage Business Issue

    1880 5C AU55 NGC. In 1880, the Philadelphia Mint concentrated on silver dollar production, compelled by the Bland-Allison Act. Eagles and half eagles were also struck in unprecedented quantity. That apparently left little time for Shield nickel coinage, since a scant 16,000 pieces were struck. Collectors of the day purchased proofs, and no attention was paid to the business issue until many decades later. The present briefly circulated example is predominantly cream-gray with glimpses of charcoal in design crevices. The surfaces are subdued and minimally abraded.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 276E, PCGS# 3810)

    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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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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