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What Is This 1867 Shield Nickel (No Rays) Worth?


What grade is this 1867 shield nickel without rays? What is it worth?

It isn't mine btw



  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It has severe damage, so will not straight-grade. Details grade maybe fine?

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  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would guess maybe $15-$20 retail? Don’t really know, though.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The pits on the obverse hurt the value as well as the darker environmental discoloration. I would avoid buying a coin like this. A very rough guess but I think you would be lucky if someone offered you $8-10 for it.

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    They were selling it for $10.50 US.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would hold out for one without the damage.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1876 has the highest mintage of the shield nickels. With the damage I'd pass on that one and look for a better example. Just remember, buying a damaged coin is easy, trying to sell one not so much.

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