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What is an 1883 Racketeer nickel worth?

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2005-11-17 22:30:28
2005-11-17 22:30:28

I've seen them sell for anything in the $10-$30 range, depending on condition. If they can be verified as original (from 1883 as opposed to a modern gold plating), and have a reeded edge, they can be worth significantly more.

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