Grading Shield Nickels

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Below are the typical grading standards for Shield Nickels.

Grading Shield Nickel

G4 Good

- All letters in motto readable.

VG8 Very Good

- Motto stands out clearly. Rims worn slightly but even. Part of shield lines visible.

F12 Fine

- Half of each olive leaf is smooth.

EF40 Extremely Fine

- Leaf tips show slight wear. Cross over shield slightly worn.

AU50 About Uncirculated

- Traces of light wear on only the high points of the design. Half of mint luster is present.

MS60 Uncirculated

- No trace of wear. Light blemishes.

MS63 Uncirculated

- Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Luster may be impaired.

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1869 5C NGC XF DETAILS WHIZZED SHIELD NICKEL
1869 5C NGC XF DETAILS  WHIZZED    SHIELD NICKEL
1875 5C PCGS/CAC PR 66 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL PROOF
1875 5C PCGS/CAC PR 66    PROOF   SHIELD NICKEL    PROOF
1883 SHIELD 5C PCGS AU DETAILS CLEANED SHIELD NICKEL GREAT TYPE COIN
1883 SHIELD 5C PCGS AU DETAILS  CLEANED    SHIELD NICKEL   GREAT TYPE COIN
1867 5C PCGS AU DETAILS NO RAYS SMOOTHED SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C PCGS AU DETAILS  NO RAYS SMOOTHED    SHIELD NICKEL
1868 CHOICE AU SHIELD NICKEL. ANACS AU55 CLEANED.
1868 CHOICE AU SHIELD NICKEL. ANACS AU55 CLEANED.
1866 GOLD SHIELD PCGS MS65 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS CAC REGISTERED
1866 GOLD SHIELD PCGS MS65 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS   CAC REGISTERED
1876 5C SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR64CAM
1876 5C SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR64CAM
AU53 1866 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ANACS 6398
AU53 1866 SHIELD NICKEL   GRADED ANACS  6398
1870 5C PCGS MS 65 CAC DBL DIE OBV F 10 PQ GEM SHIELD NICKEL
1870 5C PCGS MS 65  CAC DBL DIE OBV F 10   PQ GEM SHIELD NICKEL
1883/2 PCGS UNC DET FS 303 F 10C OVERDATE SHIELD NICKEL
1883/2 PCGS UNC DET FS 303 F 10C OVERDATE SHIELD NICKEL
1883/2 5C PCGS AU 53 FS 305 OVERDATE SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY
1883/2 5C PCGS AU 53 FS 305    OVERDATE SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NGC GRADED XF DETAILS OBV. IMPROPERLY CLEANED
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NGC GRADED XF DETAILS OBV. IMPROPERLY CLEANED
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS NGC MINT ERROR GOOD DETAILS MISALIGNED REVERSE DIE
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS NGC MINT ERROR GOOD DETAILS MISALIGNED REVERSE DIE
1866 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS VF30 RAYS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS VF30 RAYS
1869 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS AU DETAIL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
1869 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS AU DETAIL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
MS64 1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS NGC GRADED 1992
MS64 1867 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS   NGC GRADED  1992
1883 U.S. PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED PR66 BY PCGS
1883 U.S. PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED PR66 BY PCGS

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