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    1880 Shield Nickel, XF45
    Only 16,000 Circulation Strikes Produced

    1880 5C XF45 PCGS. CAC. The 1880 nickel is a controversial issue because of the low mintage of 16,000 strikes for circulation. Many dull or slightly circulated proofs have been mistaken for business strikes over the years. There is no confusion possible with this piece. Fifteen points of wear preclude the possibility of a circulated proof. The surfaces are gunmetal-gray, looking just as it did 100+ years ago when it was pulled from circulation. No unusual or singularly identifying marks can be found. Population: 7 in 45, 45 finer. CAC: 2 in 45, 14 finer (6/17).(Registry values: N991)

    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
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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