DESCRIPTION Top Pop Gem 1874 NickelNone Finer at PCGS or CAC1874 Shield Nickel. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC.
Exceptional preservation meets incredible eye appeal across this Top Pop Gem. The surfaces are lightly toned in lime-green and olive gold iridescence that is deepest at the borders. The detail is superior in a circulation strike nickel of this type and, indeed, it is virtually full throughout the design. Although not the most frequently encountered Mint State Shield nickel in today's market, the 1874 exists in large enough numbers that locating an example in grades through MS-64 should not prove to be too difficult a task. In Gem this issue is scarce, while in MS-66 and higher it is nothing short of rare. The present MS-66+ sits at the very top of both the CAC and PCGS Population Reports, with none finer at either services. It is a significant prize for advanced Registry Set participants. PCGS# 3803
.NGC ID: 22P9
PCGS Population: 14; none finer.
CAC Population: 11; none finer.