PCGS Auction Prices

1873 Shield Nickel. Close 3. MS-65+ (PCGS).

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

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Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Stack's Bowers Auction May 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction May-2019 1873 Shield Nickel. Close 3. MS-65+ (PCGS). This is an exceptionally well produced and preserved example of an underrated condition rarity among circulation strike Shield nickels. The strike is razor sharp throughout, with the reverse stars particularly impressive for their full radial lines. Lightly toned in iridescent golden-gay, the surfaces are satiny and appealing, deserving of the MS-65+ grade. Although the Guide Bookprovides a mintage of 436,050 circulation strikes for the 1873 Close 3 nickel, Q. David Bowers (2006) estimates that the actual total may be as high as 2,550,000 coins. Either way, Mint State survivors are readily available by Shield nickel standards, but most are confined to lower grades due to poor striking quality and/or inferior luster. Our offering of this impressive upper end Gem represents an important bidding opportunity for the discerning collector. PCGS Population: 19; 20 finer (MS-66+ finest). PCGS# 3801. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

PCGS Set Registry

This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of kurtskoins and is featured in one or more sets, including KCV CV Circ Shield.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
3801 PCGS 36421716 11 13 $2,950.00 View a set that requires this coin
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