1879 Shield Nickel

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This page is dedicated exclusively to the 1879 Shield Nickel. You will find a lot of information below such as mintages, specifications, and images. Be sure to visit our Shield Nickel Forum if you need help. We also have a Shield Nickel Grading Forum to help you establish a grade for your Shield Nickel. All forums are completely free to register and participate.

1879 Shield Nickel Specifications

Circulation Strikes:

25,900

Proof Strikes:

3,200

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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1879 SHIELD NICKEL PR 65 PCGS SKU213277
1879 SHIELD NICKEL PR 65 PCGS   SKU213277
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1879 OVER 8 SHEILD NICKEL PCGS PR64 NICE LOOKING COIN EXCELLENT
1879 OVER 8 SHEILD NICKEL PCGS PR64  NICE LOOKING COIN   EXCELLENT
1879/8 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66 CAC
1879/8 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66  CAC
1879 SHIELD NICKEL NGC PR 66 CAM
1879 SHIELD NICKEL NGC PR 66 CAM
1879/8 5C SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 64 PROOF KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE COIN
1879/8 5C SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 64 PROOF KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE COIN
1879 5C GEM SHIELD NICKEL NGC PF66 CAC
1879 5C GEM  SHIELD NICKEL   NGC PF66  CAC
1879 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF NGC PF66 CAC STICKER FANTASTIC LUSTER NICE STRIKE
1879 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF NGC PF66 CAC STICKER FANTASTIC LUSTER NICE STRIKE
1879 5C SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT NGC VF 20 FINE KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE
1879 5C SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT NGC VF 20 FINE KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE
1879 5C SHIELD NICKEL PCGS VF 20 FINE RATTLER HOLDER TOUGH DATE
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1879/8 SHIELD NICKEL PR66CAM PCGS
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