Now here is a rarity amongst the counterfeit Shield nickel varieties! 1869 Z2-H had one example documented back in 2019 when the book was published and this is the plate example. Since then, just 1 other example has surfaced to my knowledge. This variety is part of the Stooge family which boasts a couple other rarities including 1869 Z2-P and 1870 Z1-G. While the obverse is weaker around the periphery, the central details and the reverse show decent details.
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