About 1873 Cl. 3 Shield Nickels
The Closed 3 Variety from 1873 displays serifs on the 3 that are so close, it can be confused with an 8 and is far more rare than its Open 3 counterpart. Common through MS63 with MS64’s and finer gems becoming more scarce. We start seeing true rarity in this issue at the MS66 level.
|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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