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1880 Shield Nickel
1880 shield nickel

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1880 Shield Nickel

The 1880 Shield Nickel had a mintage of just 16,000. The composition of these coins is copper/nickel. The diameter is 20.5mm.

We use strict Photograde standards when grading all of our coins. Below are the "general guidelines" as to what condition you can expect for each grade. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for your order to leave our offices as each coin must be inspected and graded prior to packaging.

We are confident in the high standards of grading on these coins that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Grading Information:
  • G4 Good

    - All letters in motto readable.

    VG8 Very Good

    - Motto stands out clearly. Rims worn slightly but even. Part of shield lines visible.

    F12 Fine

    - Half of each olive leaf is smooth.

    EF40 Extremely Fine

    - Leaf tips show slight wear. Cross over shield slightly worn.

    AU50 About Uncirculated

    - Traces of light wear on only the high points of the design. Half of mint luster is present.

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