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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SHIELD NICKELS: 1866 RAYS VG/F & 1867 XF
SHIELD NICKELS: 1866 RAYS VG/F & 1867 XF
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NICE BU NICE EYE APPEAL NICE LUSTER NICE STRIKE
1882 SHIELD NICKEL NICE BU NICE EYE APPEAL NICE LUSTER NICE STRIKE
SHIELD NICKEL 1866 WITH RAYS KM 96
SHIELD NICKEL   1866   WITH RAYS   KM 96
SHIELD NICKEL DATE UNREADABLE BB1730
SHIELD NICKEL DATE UNREADABLE  BB1730
1868 SHIELD NICKEL IN GOOD CONDITION
1868 SHIELD NICKEL IN GOOD CONDITION
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL IN GOOD CONDITION
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL IN GOOD CONDITION
SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAY'S DATE UNREADABLE BB1729
SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAY'S DATE UNREADABLE  BB1729
1868 SHIELD NICKEL BB1728
1868 SHIELD NICKEL  BB1728
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAY'S BB1727
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAY'S   BB1727
1868 SHIELD NICKEL BB1726
1868 SHIELD NICKEL  BB1726
1866 SHIELD NICKEL GOOD
1866 SHIELD NICKEL   GOOD
1869 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1869 SHIELD NICKEL   AG
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL ANACS AU 50 6048776
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL ANACS AU 50 6048776
1883 SHIELD NICKEL CHOICE AU UNC. DOUBLE DIE DATE
1883 SHIELD NICKEL CHOICE AU   UNC. DOUBLE DIE DATE
1868 SHIELD NICKEL VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1868 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1882 SHIELD NICKEL EXTRA FINE 5C
1882 SHIELD NICKEL EXTRA FINE 5C

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