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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ANACS GRADED 1883 5C SHIELD NICKEL AU 58 MINT LUSTER
ANACS GRADED 1883 5C SHIELD NICKEL AU 58 MINT LUSTER
1867 SHIELD NICKEL RUSTY
1867 SHIELD NICKEL RUSTY
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS.
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS.
1867 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS RPD F 26 CIRCULATED 4996
1867 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS   RPD F 26 CIRCULATED  4996
REPUNCHED DATE SHIELD NICKEL 1866
REPUNCHED DATE SHIELD NICKEL 1866
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VG
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VG
1876 SHIELD NICKEL NICE KEY DATE COIN
1876 SHIELD NICKEL NICE KEY DATE COIN
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS VARIETY VERY NICE CIRCULATED
1867 SHIELD NICKEL  NO RAYS VARIETY    VERY NICE   CIRCULATED
1866 RAYS SHIELD NICKEL 5C NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS UNC MS RAYS VARIETY
1866 RAYS SHIELD NICKEL 5C   NGC UNCIRCULATED DETAILS UNC MS    RAYS VARIETY
1868 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1868 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VG RAYS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL VG RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL XF NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL XF NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL XF RAYS POROUS SURFACE
1867 SHIELD NICKEL XF RAYS POROUS SURFACE
1882 SHIELD NICKEL G
1882 SHIELD NICKEL G
1869 SHIELD NICKEL F
1869 SHIELD NICKEL F

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