About 1879/8 PR Only Shield Nickels (Proof)
The 1879/8 is the major overdate variety in the Proof Shield Nickel Series. Interestingly enough, a tripled date also exists for this year. Scarce in all grades and becoming rare as a high-end gem. Gradually tougher with cameo surfaces as well as deep cameo which are very rare. Not much of an increase in value from the regular 1879.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Shield no Rays|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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