Starting a Net Set - Shield Nickels

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, May 17, 2021.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    My Early Copper quest is going REALLY slow.
    Not many offered on GC (except Details coins).
    So I was looking around for something to keep the numismatics juices going.

    A Red Book set of Shield Nickels seems reasonable.
    -- Some are only proofs so I can ignore them.
    -- Same with an 1867 without rays; proof only.
    -- An 1866 repunched date would have to be something like XF.
    -- Same with an 1883, 3 over 2; maybe VF on that one.
    -- The 1880 is WAY out of hand so it would be ignored (until I hit the lottery :rolleyes:).

    Based on my limited past experience, I think the tough part will be getting fully struck coins, even ones in MS.
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  3. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I think shield nickels are largely overlooked. Good luck!
  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I deleted my post as I just noticed you already noted "...1867 without rays; proof only". Wishing you a successful, enjoyable, hunt.
    Last edited: May 19, 2021
  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Nobody mentioned it (thanks) but I obviously had a typo in my title.
    "Net" should have been "New".
    Getting to be 80 has it's difficulties.
  6. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The 79 and 81 aren't going to be easy either. Most collectors just get proofs for those three years, much easier and cheaper.
    Last edited: May 19, 2021
  7. I LOVE shield Nickels!! Even so I liked just because you said "numismatics juices going" I almost busted my gut LOL! Good luck to collecting this set friend :)
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