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This variety is part of the Stooge family.  Examples of this variety are moderately available, but it still remains scarce overall.  This example exhibits a previously undocumented die rotation for this variety of approximately 20 degrees clockwise.  All details are visible although a combination of a weak strike and wear have brought the grade of this piece down to around a Fine.


This variety is part of a small group of counterfeit Shield nickels recently acquired from an East Coast collection.

1870 Z2-H Shield Nickel

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