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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1867 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS 8677
1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS 8677
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE J377
1868 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE J377
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J83
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J83
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J26
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J26
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J23
1867 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE NO RAYS J23
1872 SHIELD NICKEL   US TYPE COIN YB01
1872 SHIELD NICKEL US TYPE COIN YB01
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z68
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z68
SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z49
SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z49
1866 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE W/ RAYS Z29
1866 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE W/ RAYS Z29
1875 SHIELD NICKEL Q04
1875 SHIELD NICKEL Q04
1883 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE G74
1883 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE G74
1882 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z38
1882 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z38
1882 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z02
1882 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z02
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z93
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z93
1874 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z81
1874 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z81
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z80
1872 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z80
1870 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z69
1870 SHIELD NICKEL FIVE CENT PIECE Z69

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