1883 5C Shield, CA PR (PCGS# 83838)

2012 March 8-11 US Coin Signature Auction - New York #1168

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1883 5C PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The transitional year for nickel five-cent pieces, with three different types produced. The first of those was the Shield nickel and the example offered here is an amazing Premium Gem Cameo proof. Both sides are bright gray with fully mirrored fields and lustrous devices. The date shows some distinctive recutting. Population: 47 in 66 Cameo, 5 finer (1/12).
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