GTG: 1883 Shield Nickel

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What grade did PCGS give this coin?

  1. AU55

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. AU58

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. MS62

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. MS63

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. MS64

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. PR61

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. PR62

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. Other - please explain in a post

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    The contest that Randy has going right now led me to pull out the example of this nickel that is in my collection.

    Please make a selection in the poll and add any comments if you please.

    I'll let this one run until Saturday morning.

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I like the sharpness of the ridges in the shield. I am going in at MS63
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Edit MS63.
     
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Look at the devices with the most relief. The stars on the reverse and the vertical shield lines. Those vertical lines in the shield and the stars are the first places that wear shows on a shield nickel. The dark toning doesn't affect whether or not this one was circulated. There is some evidence on the reverse of a lovely die clash.
     
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Lordy, a high mint state shield nickel is a beauty to behold! Makes me wish I had my young man eyesight back!
     
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  7. Morgandude11

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

    I think it is a low grade proof. Look at the contrast between the devices and the stars. I see some die striations on the obverse. I am going with PR 62.
     
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I would probably go for proof but since its not as bright and the toning holds me back on PR. I'm not good with this series and can't tell %100 if its a proof but it does have the detail.More of a silver dollar person.
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I went AU-58 as it appears to me to be a very small amount of rub on the coin. I just don't know as these are not my thing.
     
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  10. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Tough call..I went low grade proof (PR 61) as my guess
     
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  11. Morgandude11

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

    I beat you by 1. I called it a PR. 62. The photographs do not do it justice, but it looks like a low end Proof that had a battle with the dies, and got beat up a bit. Still a really nice coin.
     
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  12. Santinidollar

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  13. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

    MS63 ...details. I think it has an old cleaning with that toaning.
     
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  14. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    @Morgandude11 , you are correct that the photos do not do this coin justice......

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  15. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I was thinking it was a proof but couldn't tell %,100 because of the dark appearance so I stuck with MS,nice coin.
     
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  16. Morgandude11

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

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