A stunning 1880 shield nickel graded MS-62 by PCGS. This beautiful example carries an exceptional strike with the distinctive 'island' on the reverse. This very rare date is elusive in mint state. This example is one of only a total of four coins in this grade level certified by PCGS. It is the only coin approved by CAC in this MS-62 grade level.
This coin exhibits very attractive flashy surfaces for only the MS-62 grade deemed by PCGS. There are some 1880 shield nickels that are deemed as mint state coins that do not show the 'island reverse' such as this item. What is indicated as the 'island reverse' is the extra metal located below the t in States.