Die Cracks - 1868 Shield Nickel

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  1. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    I have a 1868 shield nickel that looks to be around Fine/EFine, does the die cracks in the coin increase or decrease the value, or no change to the amount the coins worth? I will post a picture to come..
     
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    Dfrizz21 New Member

    The front picture, i think i uploaded it second by accident
     
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    To me those kind of worn die cracks really don't have premiums. IMO
     
  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    This series there should be a premium if it isn't cracked. Nice coin need to get a better image of the date. Looks to have been repunched or misplaced. Or both...
    Look under the 8's between the date and rim. Also inbetween the digits. Clean shots or since you have it in hand have a peek and tell us.
     
  7. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    I don't have it on me, but I will take a better photo of the date later this week, thanks for the help. And what grade would you say it is? Am I pushing my luck hoping it is better than Fine?
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Die cracks are common but on Shield Nickels you'll get a premium if it doesn't have any cracks. Yours is very nice but it does have cracks everywhere. VF-45 I'd say.
     
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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    No real premium. It doesn't really matter to me personally. I kinda like them. I have a high grade one with a nice die crack. They shouldn't effect the grade.
     
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    So what akes shields so fun to collect is the varieties and more to be found as it has often been said that there's more unknown ,unfound varieties in the shield nickel series.
    The reason being the early years high mintages, and a new material that was being struck.....one that by 10 k strikes the die would explode......so lots of die marriages.
    Let's first look at the obv. The date has been repunched using several different punches... one really needs to compare all the digits to others used the same year.
    Notice the two 8's do they look alike? How about the 6 ???.....looks more like a 9 turn the picture over.....:)
    Next look at the RL-2 The RL stands for right leaf #2 second from top .
    One major variety found on shields is the missing leaf....now this has all the leaves,but look at the RL-2 notice the outer leaf ......sort of looks like a second thought. The broken star #2 on the reverse is the dead give away for the reverse type .
     
  11. Dfrizz21

    Dfrizz21 New Member

    Better pictures BD540477-76AC-4E20-9698-98A653CB949B.jpeg 67F4B754-D221-4444-9230-C3B6B6F7C1D6.jpeg 67F4B754-D221-4444-9230-C3B6B6F7C1D6.jpeg 830574A3-D1E5-4046-8C2E-26AD7E210F3C.jpeg
     

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  13. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Nah.....this is what your looking for....;) 1868 RPD F 26.jpg 1869 RPD FS 1306.jpg 1869 RPD FS 1302 102716.jpg
    Shields are fun! Plenty of varieties to not only to be had....but found too!
     
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