Most Valuable Nickels sold for upto $4.5 Million

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Nickel Chronicles: Unveiling Hidden Fortunes

Embark on a journey through the rich history of U.S. nickels, from the first five-cent coin in 1792 to the iconic designs of Shield, Liberty, Buffalo, and Jefferson. Learn how rarity, condition, and demand influence their values.

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Evolution of Nickels: A Brief Timeline

Trace the evolution of nickels from 1866 when Congress introduced the 25% nickel, 75% copper five-cent coin. Explore the four main designs: Shield, Liberty, Buffalo, and Jefferson, each leaving its unique mark on the nation's currency.

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The Grading Game: PCGS and NGC

Discover how coins earn their stripes with the Sheldon Scale, ranging from 1 to 70. Mint state coins, gem coins, and their exceptional quality are explored. Grasp the significance of grading organizations like PCGS and NGC in evaluating coin values.

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Hidden Treasures: The $15 Million Club

Unveil the top 20 most valuable nickels, with a combined worth of $15 million. Starting with the 1880 Shield Nickel, each coin holds a unique story, rarity, and historical significance.

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1880 Shield Nickel: Rarity Unleashed

Explore the scarcity of the 1880 Shield Nickel, with only 16,000 produced and 100-150 known to exist. Uncover the raised lump detail and its journey from circulation to the gem level, making it a coveted collector's item.

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1867 Rays Shield Cameo Nickel: A Frosty Rarity

Delve into the fascinating tale of the 1867 Rays Shield Cameo Nickel, where design issues led to the removal of rays mid-year. Learn how the frosty surface elevates it to a cameo designation, making it a sought-after piece.

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1927-S Buffalo Nickel: Rarity in Mint State

Discover the rarity of the 1927-S Buffalo Nickel, a gem among circulated coins. With only three other Buffalo years rarer, this highest-graded coin of its type fetches an impressive value of $125,350.

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1918-S Buffalo Nickel: Gem Quality Rarity

Unearth the scarcity of the 1918-S Buffalo Nickel, a rare gem in mint state. Graded as gem quality, this coin stands out as the rarest regular strike Buffalo nickel between 1913 and 1919, fetching $125,350 at auction.

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1867 Rays Cameo Proof Shield Nickel: Limited Elegance

Step into the elegance of the 1867 Rays Cameo Proof Shield Nickel, with only 10 known to remain from the original 25. Explore the cameo effect created by the frost, adding a touch of luxury to this historical coin.

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1917-S Buffalo Nickel: Sharp Image Rarity

Uncover the uniqueness of the 1917-S Buffalo Nickel, well-struck with an unusually sharp image. Learn about its rarity due to die erosion and its distinction as the finest certified by major services, valued at $138,000.

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1920-D Regular Strike Buffalo Nickel: Limited Mintage Marvel

Dive into the marvel of the 1920-D Regular Strike Buffalo Nickel, with only 80 estimated to exist in mint state. Explore the rarity of this coin compared to its counterparts, fetching a notable value

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1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel: Gem of Quality

Witness the gem quality of the 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel, one of the finest examples with a faint fleck of carbon. Understand its rarity and how it stands out as the fifth finest example, fetching $155,250 at auction.

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