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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1882 SHIELD NICKEL US TYPE COIN 3180
1882 SHIELD NICKEL   US TYPE COIN  3180
1883 SHIELD NICKEL STUNNING ORIGINAL TYPE COIN D549
1883 SHIELD NICKEL       STUNNING ORIGINAL TYPE COIN      D549
1868 SHIELD NICKEL NICE CIRCULATED
1868 SHIELD NICKEL    NICE CIRCULATED
1868 SHIELD NICKEL VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1868 SHIELD NICKEL   VERY NICE CIRCULATED EARLY U.S. NICKEL
1872 SHIELD NICKEL US TYPE COIN 3182
1872 SHIELD NICKEL   US TYPE COIN  3182
1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS A MASS OF CRACKS 2632
1867 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS A MASS OF CRACKS  2632
1875 5C NICKEL SHIELD NGC PF 66 CAMEO//
1875   5C NICKEL SHIELD  NGC PF 66 CAMEO//
1883 SHIELD NICKEL US TYPE COIN 1284
1883 SHIELD NICKEL   US TYPE COIN  1284
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS NICE CIRCULATED NICKEL
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS   NICE CIRCULATED NICKEL
AU50 1883 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS GRADED 6394
AU50 1883 SHIELD NICKEL   PCGS GRADED  6394
1881 SHIELD NICKEL 5C COIN NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS MS BU UNC DATE
1881 SHIELD NICKEL  5C COIN    NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS  MS BU UNC     DATE
1874 5C NICKEL SHIELD PCGS PR 67//
1874   5C NICKEL SHIELD  PCGS PR 67//
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE J92
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE  J92
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J67
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS  J67
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J23
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS  J23
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE J32
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE  J32

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