Important Note: These prices are now very old, and included here for historical reference only.

The Cherrypickers' Price Guide                  
Updated last on 11-28-2004          
               
             
New numbering system        
Due to necessity, the FS numbering system is changing. With the old system adding numbers for new listings was problematic. This new system will allow for additions to the listings on  
an ongoing basis, and with virtually no limitations. With the new system, the complete listing number will be the denomination, followed by the date and mintmark (if there is a    
mintmark), and finally the sequential "identifier" number. The ranges for the "identifier" numbers are noted in the block below. This number is, in most cases, a 3 digit number. There  
are some instances when a 4 digit number is necessary. A 4 digit identifier would be used for dates when there are 2 series or major types involved for the same date. For instance, a date
variety on an 1883 Shield nickel might be FS-05-1883-301, but a date variety on an 1883 Liberty nickel might be FS-05-1883-1301. The last 3 digits would be in the same series as  
illustrated in the box below. The 1 at the beginning would differentiate the Liberty nickel from a Shield nickel which will use only 3 digit identifier, beginning with 301 as the identifier  
for a date variety. The same would hold true for a Buffalo nickel dated 1913. The Type 1 nickels would have 3 digits, with the Type 2 nickels having 4 digits. Several other like situations
do exists throughout the book. There is one major exception to the identifier numbers used. The Morgan and Peace dollar series will use the actual VAM numbers (when available) as  
the identifier. For instance, with an 1878 VAM 44, the FS number will be FS-S1-1878-044. This will help the VAM enthusiast. All of the major grading services will be provided with a  
copy of this database. Most will gladly change an existing slab for a newer slab with the new numbering system, although a fee should be expected. Check with the grading service of  
your choice first.          
Old FS numbers included!        
Until such time as they will no longer be needed, the old FS numbers will be included in the database and in the books. Using the Excel file, it will be very easy to cross-reference the  
old FS numbers with the new FS numbers.        
Abbreviations for denominations        
Abbreviations for denominations are as follows: HC = Half Cents; LC = Large Cents; 01 = Small Cents; 02 = Two Cents; 3S = Three Cents Silver; 3N = Three Cents Nickel; 05 = Nickels;
H10 = Half Dime; 20 = Twenty Cents; 25 = Quarters; 50 = Half Dollars; S1 = Silver Dollars; T1 = Trade Dollars; C1 = Clad Dollars; G1 = Gold Dollars; G2.5 = Gold $2.50; G5 = $5 Gold;  
G10 = $10 Gold; G20 = $20 Gold; C50 = Commem Half Dollars.      
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Values listed          
As with any price guide, the values shown should be used strictly as a guide. Values are subject to change at any time a variety becomes more available, becomes more popular, and  
certainly will change with the normal fluctuation of the numismatic market. As with almost any value guide, input from specialists is critical. Your input is especially welcomed    
at any time.            
             
Below are the identifiers for FS listings            
101-299 = Obverse doubled die and/or date variety          
301-399 = Obverse date variety            
401-499 = Obverse variety - miscellaneous         2004 by J. T. Stanton & Bill Fivaz - All rights reserved  
501-699 = Mintmark variety         No portion of this list/price guide may be reproduced by any  
701-799 = Miscellaneous variety           means for any purpose without the prior written consent of J. T. Stanton  
801-899 = Reverse doubled die           and/or Bill Fivaz. Quotes from this guide are permissible if source is noted.  
901-999 = Reverse variety           J. T. Stanton, P. O. Box 15487, Savannah, GA 31416-2187 E-mail: jtstanton@aol.com  
Identifiers for Morgan & Peace dollars will be the VAM number.            
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Shield Nickels               # Varieties Old =   New =   Diff =    
* = ACTUAL SALE                              
New # Old # Date/MM Rarity Interest Liquidity   Brief Description F12 VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 MS65  
05-1866-101 001.7 1866     4   DDO F-22 50 100 350 500 1000 1850 4500  
05-1866-102 001.5 1866     3   DDO F-21 50 100 200 300 400 600 2400  
05-1866-301 001 1866     5   RPD F-08 150 250 350 500 1000 1850 4500  
05-1866-302 001.1 1866     5   RPD F-10 190 325 450 550 1100 2150 4800  
05-1866-303 001.2 1866     4   RPD F-20 50 75 125 200 600 900 2800  
05-1866-304 001.3 1866     4   RPD F-16 50 75 125 200 500 750 2600  
05-1866-305 001.4 1866     3   RPD F-13 50 75 125 175 400 600 2400  
NOTE: 1867 "with rays" varieties will be numbered 101-999.                
05-1867-301 002.1 1867     5   WR RPD F-8 65 125 250 500 950 1750 4000  
05-1867-302 002.4 1867     5   WR RPD F-9 75 125 250 500 950 1750 4000  
05-1867-303 002.7 1867     4   WR RPD F-2 30 75 125 200 275 500 3500  
05-1867-304 002.6 1867     4   WR MPD F-01 75 100 175 250 500 1500 3850  
05-1867-305 002.75 1867     4   WR F-N/L 1 punched in shield 45 75 125 200 275 500 3500  
05-1867-501 NEW 1867     5   WR Reverse die clashed with Obv - date showing v. strong - SUPER VARIETY! 150 200 350 500 750 950 3500  
05-1867-1001 NEW 1867     5   NR Prototype reverse die, proof only. Star points to first A of AMERICA.                
NOTE: 1867 "no rays" varieties will be numbered 1101-1999.                
05-1867-1101 001.8 1867     2   NR DDO 3-O-III F-59 25 50 75 125 150 300 750  
05-1867-1102 002 1867     5   NR DDO 1-O-IV & RPD 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1867-1301 001.9 1867     4   NR RPD F-23 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1302 002.15 1867     3   NR RPD F-25 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1303 002.2 1867     3   NR RPD F-21 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1304 002.25 1867     3   NR RPD F-20 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1305 002.3 1867     4   NR RPD F-22 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1306 002.35 1867     2   NR RPD North F-N/L 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1307 002.5 1867     3   NR RPD F-38 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1308 002.9 1867     2   NR RPD F-42 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1867-1309 002.45 1867     4   NR MPD F-N/L 25 50 100 150 200 300 1500  
05-1868-101 003 1868     4   DDO 1-O-IV 35 50 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-102 003.65 1868     5   TDO 10-O-III+IV 200 300 450 600 900 1500 2500  
05-1868-103 003.8 1868     4   DDO 6-O-III 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-104 003.9 1868     3   DDO 9-O-IV 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-105 003.95 1868     3   DDO, DDR 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-106 003.96 1868     4   DDO 3-O-IV 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-107 003.97 1868     4   DDO 11-O-IV + RPD 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-301 003.2 1868     3   RPD F-19 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-302 003.3 1868     3   RPD F-N/L 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-303 003.35 1868     3   RPD South F-N/L 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-304 003.4 1868     4   RPD East - F-N/L 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-305 003.45 1868     3   RPD Multiple F-N/L 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-306 003.5 1868     3   RPD Date touching ball F-N/L 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-307 003.7 1868     2   RPD 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-308 003.75 1868     4   RPD wide Southeast 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-309 003.85 1868     2   RPD 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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Shield Nickels - con't               # Varieties Old =   New =   Diff = 0  
* = ACTUAL SALE                              
New # Old # Date/MM F Rarity Interest   Brief Description F12 VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 MS65  
05-1868-310 003.98 1868     5   RPD F-20 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-311 003.985 1868     3   RPD + Missing leaf 75 100 150 225 300 500 1850  
05-1868-312 003.1 1868     5   MPD 1 in ball of shield 25 50 75 100 200 300 1500  
DELETE 003.55 1868     0   MPD -- photo was an Indian cent -- LISTING BEING REMOVED!                
05-1868-314 003.6 1868     3   MPD 6 or 8 in denticles F-2 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1868-401 003.99 1868     2   Missing leaf and circular scribe mark 75 100 150 225 300 750 2500  
  Reverse varieties of 1868 - These are ONLY 1868 nickels with the reverse of 1868!                        
  The order of these varieties has been changed to more accurately reflect the actual order in which they were produced.                            
05-1868-901 002.98 1868     4   Variety 5 has no broken letters - earliest die state     350 600 850 1050 2850  
05-1868-902 002.99 1868     2   Variety 5.5 has a partially broken C of CENTS     200 450 725 950 1950  
05-1868-903 002.94 1868     2   Variety 1 has a fully broken C of CENTS     35 75 110 400 800  
05-1868-904 002.95 1868     2   Variety 2 has a broken C & S of CENTS     50 100 160 450 950  
05-1868-905 002.96 1868     3   Variety 3 has a broken C & S of CENTS, plus the S of STATES     85 170 225 600 1250  
05-1868-906 002.97 1868     3   Variety 4 same as #905 plus a broken D of UNITED     200 450 725 950 1950  
05-1869-101 004 1869     3   DDO 1-O-III F-413 25 50 75 100 200 400 1250  
05-1869-102 004.5 1869     4   DDO 2-O-V + RPD 25 50 75 100 200 400 1250  
05-1869-103 005.67 1869     3   DDO 3-O-IV+V + RPD 25 50 75 100 200 400 1250  
05-1869-301 005 1869     3   Tall Date 15 25 50 75 150 300 950  
05-1869-302 005.3 1869     3   RPD F-104 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1869-303 005.4 1869     2   RPD F-202 25 50 75 100 200 400 1500  
05-1869-304 005.5 1869     3   RPD F-408 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1869-305 005.6 1869     2   RPD F-409 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1869-306 005.68 1869     4   RPD F-105 25 50 75 100 200 400 1500  
05-1869-307 005.2 1869     3   MPD 1 in ball above date 25 50 75 100 200 300 1250  
05-1869-308   1869     2   Normal or "broad" date as apposed to the narrow or tall date FS 301.                
05-1870-101 005.7 1870     5   DDO 1-O-III + RPD South F-03 50 100 200 300 450 750 2850  
05-1870-102 005.74 1870     3   DDO F-12 50 100 200 300 450 750 2850  
05-1870-103 005.75 1870     5   DDO + RPD Very Wide East 50 100 200 300 450 750 2850  
05-1870-301 005.77 1870     4   RPD, MPD RPD wide Southwest + RPD with 1 in dent 25 50 100 200 300 400 1750  
05-1870-302 005.76 1870     5   MPD with 0 in denticles SW of primary 0 25 50 100 200 300 400 1500  
05-1870-801 005.9 1870     5   DDR 2-R-III 50 100 200 400 625 850 2500  
05-1870-802   1870     5   DDR (coin with Howard Swindel - hopefully photos soon)                
05-1870-901 NEW 1870     5   Reverse of 67 - appx 3 known 100 200 300 500 750 1500 3000  
05-1871-101 006 1871     3   DDO 100 200 300 500 750 1000 2500  
05-1871-301 006.5 1871     2   RPD F-02 50 100 200 400 600 750 2000  
05-1872-101 007 1872     3   DDO 25 50 75 100 250 400 1250  
05-1872-102 007.1 1872     5   DDO F0123 25 50 100 200 350 500 1850  
05-1872-103 007.2 1872     5   DDO 1-O-III F-124 25 50 100 200 350 500 1850  
05-1872-104 007.3 1872     4   DDO 4-O-III F-109 25 50 100 200 350 500 1850  
05-1872-105 007.4 1872     5   TDO F-05 75 100 150 250 400 800 2000  
05-1872-106 007.5 1872     5   DDO F-116 50 100 200 300 500 1000 2850  
05-1872-107   1872 PF     5   DDO plus a rotated die F-06                
05-1872-108   1872     5   DDO, RPD (from Howard Spindel - listed on his web site of Top 20)                
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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Shield Nickels - con't               # Varieties Old =   New =   Diff = 0  
* = ACTUAL SALE                              
New # Old # Date/MM F Rarity Interest   Brief Description F12 VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS63 MS65  
05-1872-301 007.6 1872 104   4   RPD F-104 Moderate north 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-302 007.65 1872     3   RPD F-N/L Very strong with 7 south 3x 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-303 007.7 1872 103   4   RPD F-103 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-304 007.76 1872     2   RPD 72 repunched north 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-305 007.77 1872     2   RPD, MPD Very nice variety 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-306 007.9 1872 02   2   RPD F-02 25 50 75 125 200 350 1500  
05-1872-307 007.75 1872     4   MPD 2 north right of ball - very, very nice 25 50 100 200 350 500 1850  
05-1872-308 007.8 1872     5   Small over large date 250 350 500 750 1000 1500 3000  
05-1872-309   1872     5                    
NOTE: 1873 "closed 3" varieties are numbered 101-999.                  
05-1873-101 008 1873 C3 04   2   DDO 2-O-IV F-04 50 75 125 175 225 600 1750  
05-1873-102 008.7 1873 C3 05   5   DDO 3-O-IV F-05 100 150 250 375 600 1200 3000  
05-1873-103 008.8 1873 C3 06   5   DDO F-06 100 150 250 375 600 1200 3000  
05-1873-104 008.85 1873 C3 04   2   DDO F-04 50 75 125 175 225 600 1750  
NOTE: 1873 "open 3" varieties are numbered 1101-1999.                  
05-1873-1101 008.3 1873 O3 113   5   DDO F-113 50 100 200 300 400 600 2000  
05-1873-1102 008.5 1873 O3 102   5   DDO, MPD F-102 50 100 200 300 400 600 2000  
05-1873-1301 009 1873 O3     5   RPD Open 3 Large Date over Small Date 600 750 1000 1500 2800 3500 4500  
05-1873-1302 009.3 1873 O3 103   2   RPD F-103 50 75 125 175 225 600 1750  
05-1873-1303 009.5 1873 O3 110   2   RPD F-110 (Open 3 / 2) 50 75 125 175 225 600 1750  
05-1873-1304 009.7 1873 O3     2   RPD 50 75 125 175 225 600 1750  
                               
05-1874-101 010 1874 05   2   DDO F-05 50 75 125 175 225 450 1750  
05-1874-102 010.4 1874 12   3   DDO F-12 Very strong on shield and motto 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1874-103 010.5 1874 08   5   DDO 4-O-V F-08 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1874-104 010.6 1874     5   DDO Very strong south - full annulet separation 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1874-301 010.7 1874 02   1   RPD F-02 25 50 75 125 200 375 1250  
05-1874-302 010.8 1874 01   1   RPD F-01 25 50 75 125 200 375 1250  
05-1875-101 011 1875 04   3   DDO 1-O-III, F-04 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1875-102 011.3 1875 05   4   DDO 2-O-V, F-05 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1875-103 011.5 1875 03   3   DDO, RPD, F-03 75 100 150 225 375 750 2500  
05-1876-101 012 1876 04   5   TDO 1-O-II+III, F-04 225 350 450 600 900 1500 3600  
05-1876-102 012.1 1876     2   DDO 2-O-III 75 100 150 225 375 750 1800  
05-1876-103   1876         DDO, RPD + polish lines F-08                
05-1882-301 012.5 1882     3   RPD 25 50 75 100 175 275 1000  
NOTE: 1883 Shield nickels are numbered 101-999; 1883 Liberty "V" nickels are numbered 1101-1999.                
05-1883-301 013 1883/2 08   5   Overdate Die #1, F-08 50 100 200 300 425 750 3750  
05-1883-302 013.1 1883/2 09   5   Overdate Die #2, F-09 50 100 200 300 450 1000 4250  
05-1883-303 013.2 1883/2 10   5   Overdate Die #3, F-10 50 100 200 300 450 1000 4250  
05-1883-304 013.3 1883/2     5   Overdate Die #4, 50 100 200 300 425 750 3500  
05-1883-305   1883/2     5   Overdate Die #5 50 100 200 300 425 750 3500  
05-1883-306 012.8 1883 04   3   RPD F-04 25 50 75 100 175 275 1000  
05-1883-307 012.9 1883 02   3   RPD, F-02 25 50 75 100 175 275 1000  
  NOTE:                      
  Values, interest and rarity data provided by Doug Kurz, Howard Spindel and/or Ken Hill - all serious enthusiasts of the series.    
End of shield nickel listings