1876 "Bleeder" S1-8000 F-09
"The Bleeder" - A Unique Variety
This 1876 is a bizarre, unique variety within the shield nickel series. Apparently the engraver slipped multiple times while preparing the die, thus creating extra vertical lines crossing up into the shield.
The variety is popularly called "The Bleeder".
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