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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1883 OVER 2 SHIELD NICKEL ERROR COIN
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1867 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 66 CAM
1867 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 66 CAM
1881 SHIELD NICKEL 5C COIN NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS MS BU UNC DATE
1881 SHIELD NICKEL  5C COIN    NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS  MS BU UNC     DATE
1874 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67 CAM
1874 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67 CAM
1869 SHIELD 5C NGC MS 67
1869 SHIELD 5C NGC MS 67
1868 SHIELD NICKEL AU TONING
1868 SHIELD  NICKEL   AU   TONING
USA NICKEL 5 CENTS 1872 A72 K8947
USA NICKEL 5 CENTS 1872 A72 K8947
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL
1874 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67
1874 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67
1876 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 66 DCAM
1876 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 66 DCAM
1867 SHIELD 5C NGC PR 65 CAM
1867 SHIELD 5C NGC PR 65 CAM
1869 SHIELD NICKEL VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1869 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
CERTIFIED U.S. SHIELD NICKEL 1878 PR64 PCGS
CERTIFIED U.S. SHIELD NICKEL 1878 PR64 PCGS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL SUPERIOR COIN 618
1867 SHIELD NICKEL SUPERIOR COIN    618
1873 SHIELD 5C PCGS MS 66
1873 SHIELD 5C PCGS MS 66
1879 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67 DCAM
1879 SHIELD 5C PCGS PR 67 DCAM

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