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.

Top Tier Certified Shield Nickels on eBay

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1872 5C SHIELD NICKEL ANACS AU50 DETAILS CLEANED
1872 5C SHIELD NICKEL ANACS AU50 DETAILS CLEANED
1883 P NICKEL SHIELD PCGS PR 65 SHIELD
1883 P NICKEL SHIELD PCGS PR 65 SHIELD
1867 P NICKEL SHIELD NGC MS 64 NO RAYS LOOKS PL
1867 P NICKEL SHIELD NGC MS 64 NO RAYS LOOKS PL
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RAYS GRADED ANACS AU 50 DETAILS HOLED NICE COIN
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RAYS GRADED ANACS AU 50 DETAILS HOLED NICE COIN
1872 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ANACS EF 40 DETAILS HOLED GREAT FOR HOLED TYPE SET
1872 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ANACS EF 40 DETAILS HOLED GREAT FOR HOLED TYPE SET
1882 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 64 AK 11/15
1882 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 64 AK 11/15
1873 CLOSED 3 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 65 AK 11/15
1873 CLOSED 3 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 65 AK 11/15
1875 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 65 AK 11/15
1875 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ICG PR 65 AK 11/15
1873 CLOSED 3 SHIELD NICKEL NGC PF64 4500T
1873 CLOSED 3 SHIELD NICKEL   NGC PF64   4500T
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 65 CAC
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 65 CAC
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS 65
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS 65
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS63 PRICED RIGHT
1882 SHIELD NICKEL   NGC MS63   PRICED RIGHT
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC VF 30 KEY DATE
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL    NGC VF 30      KEY DATE
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5C ABOUT UNCIRCULATED ICG AU50 SHIELD SCRATCHED
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5C ABOUT UNCIRCULATED ICG AU50 SHIELD SCRATCHED
PCGS MAJOR ERROR 1866 SHIELD NICKEL 'RAYS' NICE EYE APPEAL
PCGS MAJOR ERROR 1866 SHIELD NICKEL 'RAYS'  NICE EYE APPEAL
1874 5C DDO FS 101 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS62 UNCIRCULATED DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE COIN
1874 5C DDO FS 101 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS62 UNCIRCULATED DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE COIN
1874 PCGS PR64 SHIELD NICKEL
1874 PCGS PR64 SHIELD NICKEL
 

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