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Anyone ever complete a set of shield nickels in a Whitman album?

erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 21, 2023 12:05PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I was gifted an 1868 Shield nickel recently in probably G4. It got me thinking if I could complete the series in low grade and what it might look like in an old Whitman folder/album.

Post some photos if you have your album!


  • Schmitz7Schmitz7 Posts: 751 ✭✭✭

    This should be a fun endeavor. Many challenges to find nice undamaged coins that don't have issues like cleaning, bent, scratched, etc. The 1880 will be a real challenge as that coin could run into thousands of dollars even in low grades.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2023 1:01PM

    I never have. I hate starting something I can't finish. But now you have me thinking..

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have an early green Whitman album page with a nearly complete set, missing the ultra-low mintage coins from the late 1870s. The keys are proof-only which would make a truly complete album set quite a challenge.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor
  • goldengolden Posts: 8,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one that I never started.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did a quick search. Unless I'm missing it, I don't see many Shield Nickel albums or folders out there.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I made a prototype album for Shield Nickels. I'll take and post pictures when I get a chance. I think I omitted the toughest dates, particularly the Proof-only dates.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I need 5 yet, no album.

  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Luckily, when my dad brought home Whitman albums for my brother and I back in the 60's, a shield nickel album was not among them.

  • RelaxnRelaxn Posts: 837 ✭✭✭✭

    Back in the day I completed an MS set of them as I had a complete of .05$ from 1829 to 1938d... But never did a book. They, in MS, can get some GORGEOUS toning that is unique to the Nickels... It was fun but you do have to skip due to proof only stuff... Damn that was a long time ago.. LOL

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