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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1869 SHIELD NICKEL VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1869 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1883 5C SHIELD SHIELD NICKEL NGC AU 55
1883 5C SHIELD SHIELD NICKEL NGC AU 55
1867 NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL LY FINE COIN
1867 NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL   LY FINE COIN
1868 SHIELD NICKEL VERY LIGHT CIRCULATION
1868 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY LIGHT CIRCULATION
1883 SHIELD NICKEL VERY FINE COIN
1883 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY FINE COIN
1883 5C PCGS PR66 HIGH GRADE SUPERB GEM PROOF PF SHIELD NICKEL TYPE COIN
1883 5C PCGS PR66 HIGH GRADE SUPERB GEM PROOF PF SHIELD NICKEL TYPE COIN
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS NICE CIRCULATED NICKEL
1867 SHIELD NICKEL  NO RAYS    NICE CIRCULATED NICKEL
1873 SHIELD NICKEL. FINE. 131614
1873 SHIELD NICKEL.  FINE.  131614
1882 SHIELD NICKEL. A.U. 129283
1882 SHIELD NICKEL.  A.U.  129283
1868 SHIELD NICKEL DATE SHIFTED UP INTO BALL ON LOWER SHIELD NATURAL AU. 129280
1868 SHIELD NICKEL DATE SHIFTED UP INTO BALL ON LOWER SHIELD NATURAL AU.  129280
1872 SHIELD NICKEL. V.G. 131612
1872 SHIELD NICKEL.  V.G.  131612
1872 SHIELD NICKEL. ERROR. DIE CRACK TO RIGHT OF DATE. V.G. 131613
1872 SHIELD NICKEL.  ERROR.  DIE CRACK TO RIGHT OF DATE.  V.G.  131613
1867 SHIELD NICKEL. V.F. 129279
1867 SHIELD NICKEL.  V.F.  129279
1867 SHIELD NICKEL AG NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL AG NO RAYS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL CIRCULATED 4193
1866 SHIELD NICKEL   CIRCULATED  4193
1881 5C PCGS PR 66 SATINY GEM PROOF SHIELD NICKEL SATINY GEM PROOF
1881 5C PCGS PR 66   SATINY GEM PROOF   SHIELD NICKEL   SATINY GEM PROOF

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