1879 P Shield Nickels : 9 Over 8

Early Five Cent Nickels

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1879 9 Over 8 9/8 Shield Nickel
The 1879 Shield Nickel had a 9/8 Overdate error. The 1879 date was struck on top of the 1878 date and this caused the 9 to be stamped over a subtle 8. One way to identify this coin is to note parts of the 8 within the 9 as depicted by the arrows in the example image above.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0361


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