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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USA COIN 5 CENTS 1867
USA COIN 5 CENTS  1867
1872 SHIELD NICKEL AUGREG2 AU855
1872 SHIELD NICKEL        AUGREG2     AU855
1868 SHIELD NICKEL GRADES ALMOST UNCIRCULATED MULTIPLE DIE CRACKS C4906
1868 SHIELD NICKEL GRADES ALMOST UNCIRCULATED MULTIPLE DIE CRACKS C4906
1867 SHIELD NICKEL GRADES GOOD C6045
1867 SHIELD NICKEL GRADES GOOD C6045
1872 SHIELD NICKEL VF XF HIGH GRADE
 1872 SHIELD NICKEL   VF  XF   HIGH GRADE
1867 5C NGC MS62 NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C NGC MS62  NO RAYS  SHIELD NICKEL
1867 5C PCGS MS66 NO RAYS SUPERB GEM SHIELD NICKEL SUPERB GEM
1867 5C PCGS MS66  NO RAYS  SUPERB GEM    SHIELD NICKEL   SUPERB GEM
1868 SHIELD NICKEL
1868 SHIELD NICKEL
1866 1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE WITH N WITHOUT RAYS
1866 1867 SHIELD NICKEL 5 CENT PIECE  WITH N WITHOUT RAYS
1882 SHIELD NICKEL 5C NGC XF 45
1882 SHIELD NICKEL 5C NGC XF 45
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS 5C NGC AU DETAILS CORROSION
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS 5C NGC AU DETAILS CORROSION
1868 5C PCGS AU DETAILS 42644186
1868  5C PCGS AU DETAILS   42644186
1872 SHIELD NICKEL MAKE US AN OFFER K8641
1872 SHIELD NICKEL      MAKE US AN OFFER   K8641
1869 SHIELD NICKEL MAKE US AN OFFER K8640
1869 SHIELD NICKEL      MAKE US AN OFFER   K8640
1882 SHIELD NICKEL MAKE US AN OFFER K8639
1882 SHIELD NICKEL      MAKE US AN OFFER   K8639
1883 SHIELD NICKEL MAKE US AN OFFER K8638
1883 SHIELD NICKEL      MAKE US AN OFFER   K8638
 

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