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 PCGS XF45 SHIELD NICKEL
1872 5C PCGS XF45   SHIELD NICKEL
1872 SHIELD NICKEL CERTIFIED NGC AU 53 5 CENTS
1872 SHIELD NICKEL CERTIFIED NGC AU 53  5 CENTS
1869 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF PCGS PR65 FREE S/H
1869 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF PCGS PR65    FREE    S/H
MS64 1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS NGC GRADED 1992
MS64 1867 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS   NGC GRADED  1992
1878 SHIELD NICKEL 5C PR66 SECURE PLUS PCGS 942048 1
1878 SHIELD NICKEL 5C PR66 SECURE PLUS PCGS 942048 1
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RETAINED CUD ON REVERSE ANACS VF 20
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RETAINED CUD ON REVERSE ANACS VF 20
1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS OBVERSE RETAINED DIE BREAK NGC AU DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS OBVERSE RETAINED DIE BREAK NGC AU DETAILS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RPD FS 302 ANACS XF 45 DETAILS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RPD FS 302 ANACS XF 45 DETAILS
1883 PCGS PR64 PROOF STRIKE SHIELD NICKEL
1883 PCGS PR64 PROOF STRIKE SHIELD NICKEL
PR64 1882 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS GRADED 5665
PR64 1882 SHIELD NICKEL   PCGS GRADED  5665
MS63 1883 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS GRADED 5429
MS63 1883 SHIELD NICKEL   PCGS GRADED  5429
PF65 CAM 1879 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED NGC 7778
PF65 CAM 1879 SHIELD NICKEL   GRADED NGC  7778
1868 PR 65 CAMEO SHIELD NICKEL BETTER DATE PCGS GRADED 65 CAMEO
1868 PR 65 CAMEO SHIELD NICKEL   BETTER DATE   PCGS GRADED 65 CAMEO
1867 SHIELD NICKEL MS 65 NGC NO RAYS SKU167706
1867 SHIELD NICKEL MS 65 NGC  NO RAYS    SKU167706
1866 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENTS RAYS PCGS XF40
1866 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENTS RAYS PCGS XF40
1883 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 66
1883 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 66
1866 WITH RAYS SHIELD NICKEL MS61 NGC 5C
1866 WITH RAYS SHIELD NICKEL MS61 NGC 5C

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