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Archive for June 13th, 2008

With a proof mintage of only 1,250, and no circulation strikes, the 1877 Proof Shield Nickel is by far the rarest issue in the Shield Nickel series. Highly sought after by collectors in high grade with attractive eye appeal for both Type Sets and the Series Sets. The coin illustrated is housed in a second generation PCGS holder, an item that has had the auction venues jumping of late.  The population of this coin is 134 pieces in PCGS PF 64 with 159 higher and a total of 372 in all grades.  A true numismatic rariety.

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