1882 Proof Shield Nickel - GTG

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MIGuy, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I just picked this Proof 1882 Shield Nickel (Proof Mintage 3100) up after a bit of negotiation, I'm curious to see if it looks better in hand. It's in an ANACS blue holder. I kind of think it's a neat design, albeit short lived (1866-1883) and certainly not as iconic as the Jefferson or Buffalo nickels. Thoughts on grade? (I'm excited I'm using PhotoScape to crop my photos now - great recommendation from you all, my CoinTalk friends!)

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  3. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely beautiful!! I am a huge fan of these old nickels .....sadly my collecting efforts with this series took a back seat when I started my Walking Liberty Half collection. Most coins in this series are very affordable....that's what I love most about them.
     
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Another under appreciated series..that I love...as a variety collector theres sure a lot to look for or discover. Nice pick up
     
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  5. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Beautiful pickup!!!
     
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  6. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    PR55?
     
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  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    PR-63
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That’s one great looking nickel! Proof 64 for me.
     
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  9. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    PR-62.
     
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  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    63
     
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  11. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Well-Known Member

    PR MS61
     
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  12. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 66+ Supporter

    The marks on the reverse will probably knock the grade down to PR 62/63
     
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  13. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    +1
     
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  14. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I love those early proof nickels that turn rainbow colors. And I’m not a toned coin collector! I’m in at PR-62.
     
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  15. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    I'll take better pictures once I have it in hand, but I don't like to wait forever for the reveal - so here's how it is graded now - thank you all for your comments and guesses! I am hoping it's a PR62 or 63 - congrats to Anthony Mazza for guessing Proof 61.
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  16. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    That sure looks undergraded to me. I would have though PR 63 or so, for sure.
     
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