NCIC Seeks Help in Finding Missing Shield Nickel

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for help in locating a rare Shield Nickel. The coin has been reported lost or stolen after being shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) from Reno, Nevada to Milton, Washington. The last scanning of the package by the Postal Service occurred in Tacoma, Washington. Specifically, the package contained a rare 1874 Double Die Obverse Shield Nickel FS-102. It was graded by PCGS at AU-53 and …

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NGC Identifies Two New Shield Nickel Varieties

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The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announcing that it has identified two previously unpublished varieties of the Shield Five-Cent coin. The Shield Nickel was produced by the United States Mint from 1866-1883. Collectors of the Shield Five-Cent series from 1866-83 know that the opportunity to find previously unpublished varieties is perhaps greater for these coins than for any other series of US coins. Despite the publication of a fairly extensive …

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