Shield Nickel 1866 - 1883

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 Shield Nickel
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Shield Nickel Specifications

Content:

75% copper 25% nickel

Weight:

5 grams

Diameter:

20.5 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Designer:

James B. Longacre
Year/ Mint MarkCirculation StrikesProof Strikes
186614,742,500About 500
1867 Rays2,019,000About 75
1867 No Rays28,890,500About 600
186828,817,000About 600
186916,395,000About 600
18704,806,000About 1,000
1871561,000About 960
18726,036,000About 950
18734,550,000About 1,100
18743,538,000About 700
18752,097,000About 700
18762,530,000About 1,150
18770About 510
187802,350
187925,900 3,200
188016,0003,955
188168,8003,575
188211,472,9003,100
18831,451,5005,419

Mint Mark Legend

There are no mintmarks on these coins, all coins were minted in Philadelphia.
Mint MarkMintDate of Operation
NonePhiladelphia1793-present

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1872 SHIELD NICKEL FANTASTIC COLLECTION ADDITION
1872 SHIELD NICKEL   FANTASTIC COLLECTION ADDITION
1867 WITH RAYS SHIELD NICKEL VERY LIGHT CIRCULATION
1867 WITH RAYS SHIELD NICKEL   VERY LIGHT CIRCULATION
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS VARIETY NICE CIRCULATED COIN SHIPS FREE INV:4
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS VARIETY NICE CIRCULATED COIN SHIPS FREE  INV:4
1872 SHIELD NICKEL DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE DDO F DETS CORROSION; FLETCHER 05
1872 SHIELD NICKEL DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE  DDO  F DETS CORROSION; FLETCHER  05
1867/7 SHIELD NICKEL REPUNCHED DATE VG DETAILS
1867/7 SHIELD NICKEL REPUNCHED DATE  VG DETAILS
1867/1867 SHIELD NICKEL MAJOR REPUNCHED DATE; AG/G DETS CORROSION
1867/1867 SHIELD NICKEL MAJOR REPUNCHED DATE; AG/G DETS CORROSION
1872 SHIELD NICKEL DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE DDO AU DETS CORROSION MICRO PITTING
1872 SHIELD NICKEL DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE  DDO  AU DETS CORROSION MICRO PITTING
1883/2 5C PCGS MS62 POPULAR OVERDATE FS 301 SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY BOLD & OBVIOUS
1883/2 5C PCGS MS62 POPULAR OVERDATE FS 301 SHIELD NICKEL VARIETY BOLD & OBVIOUS
1869 SHIELD NICKEL REPUNCHED DATE MINT ERROR
1869 SHIELD NICKEL REPUNCHED DATE MINT ERROR
1872 SHIELD NICKEL US COIN
1872 SHIELD NICKEL   US COIN
1868 US SHIELD NICKEL
1868 US SHIELD NICKEL
1866 P SHIELD NICKEL BOLD FULL DATE W/RAYS ULTRA LOW FIXED PRICE M27
1866 P SHIELD NICKEL   BOLD FULL DATE   W/RAYS     ULTRA LOW FIXED PRICE     M27
1876 SHIELD NICKEL
1876 SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS NICE GRADE OLD TYPE COIN CS125
1867 5C SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS NICE GRADE  OLD TYPE COIN CS125
1882 US SHIELD NICKEL
1882 US SHIELD NICKEL
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