1870 TPD/Major Clash S1-8001 F-15 FS-301 (FS-005.77)

The Strangest Die Clash

1870 S1-8001

Strong clashed die shield nickels are uncommon. This 1870 distinguishes itself by having its obverse clashed with the obverse die from an Indian Head cent. Even for a shield nickel, this is bizarre.

These photos are credited with thanks to Ed Fletcher's book "The Shield Five Cent Series". The original photography was done by Ken Hill.

1870 S1-8001

Just for good measure, this 1870 is a quadruple punched date as well. The crazy clash wasn't enough I guess.


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