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    1880 Shield Nickel, AU55
    Lowest Business-Strike Mintage

    1880 5C AU55 PCGS. CAC. Well-defined with light gray patina. A pair of small marks on the prominent 5 will identify the present piece. The second 8 in the date is widely repunched south, a die also used to strike proofs. The lowest mintage (16,000) business strike issue of the Shield nickel series. Population: 13 in 55, 26 finer. CAC: 6 in 55, 5 finer (3/17).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2002), lot 5369; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2005), lot 5487; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2006), lot 777.(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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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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