Shield Nickel 1866 - 1883

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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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1866 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE WITH RAYS DIE CUD
1866 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  WITH RAYS DIE CUD
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE DIE CRACKS DOUBLED 5 ON REVERSE
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  DIE CRACKS DOUBLED 5 ON REVERSE
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE WITH RAYS DIE CRACK VG DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  WITH RAYS  DIE CRACK VG DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE NO RAYS XF DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  NO RAYS XF DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE NO RAYS FINE DETAILS REVERSE CUD
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  NO RAYS FINE DETAILS REVERSE CUD
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE NO RAYS DIE BREAKS XF DETAILS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  NO RAYS DIE BREAKS XF DETAILS
1883 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE FINE DETAILS
1883 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  FINE DETAILS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS ROTATED REVERSE MINT ERROR
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS  ROTATED REVERSE MINT ERROR
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE REVERSE OF 1868 FS 904 BROKEN LETTERS
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  REVERSE OF 1868  FS 904 BROKEN LETTERS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE WITH RAYS LOWBALL PO1 CANDIDATE?
1866 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  WITH RAYS  LOWBALL PO1 CANDIDATE?
1869 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE VG/FINE DETAILS TALL/ NARROW DATE
1869 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  VG/FINE DETAILS TALL/ NARROW DATE
1883 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE VG DETAILS
1883 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  VG DETAILS
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE REVERSE OF 1868 FS 901 VF/XF DETAILS
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  REVERSE OF 1868 FS 901 VF/XF DETAILS
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE FS 905 REVERSE OF 1868 NO BROKEN LETTERS
1868 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  FS 905 REVERSE OF 1868 NO BROKEN LETTERS
1872 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE ROTATED REVERSE MINT ERROR
1872 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE ROTATED REVERSE MINT ERROR
1869 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE VF/XF DETAILS
1869 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  VF/XF DETAILS

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