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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Click on any of the boxes to see much larger images and prices. These are all top tier certified Shield Nickels that you can use for comparing to your coins. Only PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG, NCS, CCCS, and ICCS.

All Certified Shield Nickels
All Certified Buy It Now Shield Nickels
All PCGS Shield Nickels
All NGC Shield Nickels
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All ICG Shield Nickels
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All CCCS Shield Nickels
All ICCS Shield Nickels
1871 SHIELD NICKEL MS 65 PCGS CAC SKU216959
1871 SHIELD NICKEL MS 65  PCGS CAC   SKU216959
1878 5C PCGS PR65
1878 5C PCGS PR65
1878 5C PCGS PR64
1878 5C PCGS PR64
1874 5C NGC PF64
1874 5C NGC PF64
1876 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 64
1876 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 64
1881 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 67 CAC
1881 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 67 CAC
1870 SHIELD NICKEL DDR FS 801 PCGS XF 40
1870 SHIELD NICKEL DDR FS 801 PCGS XF 40
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RPD FS 302 ANACS XF 45 DETAILS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL RPD FS 302 ANACS XF 45 DETAILS
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT NGC VG 8 GOOD KEY DATE FULL RIMS LOW MIN
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT NGC VG 8 GOOD KEY DATE FULL RIMS LOW MIN
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VF 25 ANACS 5C C00050973
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VF 25 ANACS 5C C00050973
1877 5C PCGS PR65
1877 5C PCGS PR65
1872 5C NGC AU DETAILS CLEANED SHIELD NICKEL
1872 5C NGC AU DETAILS  CLEANED    SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C PCGS XF45 WITH RAYS BETTER DATE SHIELD NICKEL BETTER DATE
1867 5C PCGS XF45  WITH RAYS  BETTER DATE   SHIELD NICKEL   BETTER DATE
1867 5C PCGS AU50 NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C PCGS AU50  NO RAYS  SHIELD NICKEL
1872 5C PCGS MS 62 RPD & DDO FLETCHER 107 NEAT SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY
1872 5C PCGS MS 62 RPD & DDO FLETCHER 107   NEAT SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL PROOF PCGS PR 63 LOW MINTAGE KEY DATE OGH OLD HOLDER
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL PROOF PCGS PR 63 LOW MINTAGE KEY DATE OGH OLD HOLDER
1866 SHIELD NICKEL ANACS CERTIFIED AU55 7292
1866 SHIELD NICKEL ANACS CERTIFIED AU55 7292
 

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