About 1873 Cl. 3 CAM Shield Nickels (Proof)
The Closed 3 Variety from 1873 displays serifs on the 3 that are so close that it can appear to be an 8. It is the only issue from that year (Open 3’s do not exist in proofs). Commonly found in most grades and becoming scarce only as a gem. Slightly harder to find with cameo surfaces and deep cameos are nonexistent. Look for pastel rainbow toners.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Shield no Rays|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Variety 2:||Closed 3|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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