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.