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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1867 SHIELD NICKEL
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1874 SHIELD NICKEL MS 62 NGC
1874 SHIELD NICKEL MS 62 NGC
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG
1870 SHIELD NICKEL GOOD
1870 SHIELD NICKEL  GOOD
1883 SHIELD NICKEL VF
1883 SHIELD NICKEL  VF
1869 SHIELD NICKEL VF
1869 SHIELD NICKEL  VF
1868 SHIELD NICKEL XF SPOT
1868 SHIELD NICKEL XF SPOT
1882 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENTS PCGS MS63
1882 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENTS PCGS MS63
1876 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT COIN [ VF XF ] MAKE AN OFFER
1876 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT COIN [ VF   XF ] MAKE AN OFFER
1870 SHIELD NICKEL NICE COIN. GOOD DETAIL AND NO PROBLEMS TOUGHER COIN
1870 SHIELD NICKEL NICE COIN. GOOD DETAIL AND NO PROBLEMS TOUGHER COIN
1883 SHIELD NICKEL ICG MS64
1883 SHIELD NICKEL ICG MS64
5 U.S. TYPE NICKELS 1858 1868 1905 1936 S 1958 D SEE OTHER COINS
5  U.S. TYPE NICKELS  1858  1868 1905 1936 S 1958 D    SEE OTHER  COINS
1883 5C PCGS PR65 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL
1883 5C PCGS PR65 PROOF SHIELD NICKEL
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1883 SHIELD 5C NGC PF 64

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