1872 Shield Nickel

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1872 Shield Nickel Specifications

Circulation Strikes:

6,036,000

Proof Strikes:

About 950

Content:

75% copper, 25% nickel

Weight:

5 grams

Diameter:

20.5 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Mint:

Philadelphia, PA

Designer:

James B. Longacre
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1872 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE FINE DETAILS
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1872 SHIELD NICKEL VF HA
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1872 SHIELD NICKEL DATE Y643
1872 SHIELD NICKEL    DATE  Y643
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1872 SHIELD NICKEL DECENT MID GRADE COIN
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