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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SWI PARTS ALUMINUM AND FIBERGLASSS HEAT SHIELDING UNIVERSAL STARTER HEAT SHIELD
SWI PARTS ALUMINUM AND FIBERGLASSS HEAT SHIELDING UNIVERSAL STARTER HEAT SHIELD
1867 5C PCGS PR 66 NO RAYS GORGEOUS PROOF SHIELD NICKEL GORGEOUS PROOF
1867 5C PCGS PR 66  NO RAYS  GORGEOUS PROOF   SHIELD NICKEL   GORGEOUS PROOF
1873 5C NGC/CAC PR 64 CLOSED 3 STAR IMPRESSIVE STAR GRADE SHIELD NICKEL
1873 5C NGC/CAC PR 64  CLOSED 3   STAR    IMPRESSIVE STAR GRADE   SHIELD NICKEL
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS
1870 PCGS CERTIFIED SHIELD NICKEL PR 65
1870 PCGS CERTIFIED SHIELD NICKEL PR 65
1868 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS 5 CENTS 5C / TYPE COIN XF AU
1868 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS 5 CENTS 5C / TYPE COIN XF AU
SHIELDS NICKELS 1866 WITH RAYS 1868 AND 6 NO DATE NICKELS LOT OF 8
SHIELDS NICKELS 1866 WITH RAYS 1868 AND 6 NO DATE NICKELS LOT OF 8
HIGH GRADE 1868 SHIELD NICKEL AU DETAILS
HIGH GRADE 1868 SHIELD NICKEL AU DETAILS
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS 65
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS 65
SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS 1867 CERTIFIED
SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS 1867 CERTIFIED
1882 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ANACS VF20 OLD SOAPBOX HOLDER
1882 SHIELD NICKEL GRADED ANACS VF20 OLD SOAPBOX HOLDER
SHIELD NICKEL CIRCULATED DATE UNKNOWN PERFECT FOR COIN BOOKS
SHIELD NICKEL CIRCULATED  DATE UNKNOWN    PERFECT FOR COIN BOOKS
1870 SHIELD NICKEL PHILADELPHIA MINT 5 CENTS COIN 5C
1870 SHIELD NICKEL PHILADELPHIA MINT 5 CENTS COIN 5C
ESTATE FIND 1868 TWO CENT PIECE H17577
ESTATE FIND 1868   TWO CENT PIECE    H17577
ESTATE FIND 1867 TWO CENT PIECEL J06618
ESTATE FIND 1867   TWO CENT PIECEL    J06618
ESTATE FIND 1868 SHIELD NICKEL K15466
ESTATE FIND 1868   SHIELD NICKEL    K15466
 

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