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Help attributing this Shield Nickel variety

seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

I picked this 1874 nickel off eBay last month, it has a very strong doubled obverse die which is only visible on the top of the shield. Normally varieties like this will also show some doubling of the annulet or the cross, but I cannot find any hint on this coin. As far as I can tell it is not listed in Fletcher, I am curious if it is known to anyone else.

There also appears to be a small cud to the right of the date, which is not at all unusual for Shield nickels but could have caused this die to have a short life.

Sean Reynolds

Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

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