I was at a popular auction house and I was looking for a 1866 Shield Nickel with some drama. I have my cheat sheet with me, just in case I don’t see anything inviting. Alas ! The second coin I look at is pretty much what I am looking for, but the auction starts at $179.00. Ouch. The coin appears to be BU, so that is a plus. Add in the fact that it is probably #3 on my best 1866 Shield Nickel Re-punched dates list. In the end. I did win this coin, but it was close to what one would pay for a “normal” 1866 Shield Nickel in AU.

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1866/1866 Shield Nickel with RPD (Re-punched Date) Fletcher 12