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

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

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Lot Description
1883 5C Shield Nickel PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. Minor recutting shows on the inside of the lower loop of the second 8 and the top loop of the 3. The nickel-gray surfaces show excellent contrast, and the few tiny flecks that appear only under a loupe are completely undistracting. A nice example of the last Shield nickel issue, a design unloved in its day -- although after collectors got a look at Charles Barber's androgynous Liberty Head motif which followed, they may have gotten nostalgic. Census: 34 in 66 (1 in 66 S, 1 in 66+) Cameo, 13 finer (6/12). From The Time Capsule Collection.
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