1882 Pattern Shield Nickel. Judd-1694, Pollock-1896. Rarity-7-. Copper. Plain Edge. Proof-66 RB (PCGS).
Obv: Very similar to that of the regular-issue Shield nickel design of 1882, although without the ornamental ball at the base of the shield. Rev: The same design that the Mint used to strike regular-issue 1882 Shield nickels. Struck on a thick planchet. Blended reddish-orange color and glossy brown iridescence provide strong eye appeal for this exquisite Gem. Fewer than a dozen examples of this rare pattern issue are known.