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1869 Shield Nickel - Missing Leaf and Repunched Date

This was a recent purchase, an 1869 nickel featuring a repunched date north and a missing leaf. Environmental damage, general damage and graffiti on the reverse to round it out, but still a pretty neat coin.
Didn't see this one in the Fletcher book, but there are so many varieties in this series.


  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I highly recommend Shield Nickel Viewer by Howard Spindel - it is the most comprehensive listing of shield nickel varieties available:


    I checked against SNV and did not see a good match for your RPD, so it may be an unlisted variety. It might also be a missing leaf variety, but it's hard to say for sure when the coin is so worn, pitted and corroded.

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