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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1870 SHIELD NICKEL  IN G GOOD CONDITION
1870 SHIELD NICKEL IN G GOOD CONDITION
1882 SHIELD NICKEL  IN VG GOOD CONDITION
1882 SHIELD NICKEL IN VG GOOD CONDITION
1868 SHIELD NICKEL  IN VG GOOD CONDITION
1868 SHIELD NICKEL IN VG GOOD CONDITION
1867 SHIELD NICKEL  NO RAYS  VERY NICE   CIRCULATED
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS VERY NICE CIRCULATED
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS64
1868 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS64
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS64  INCREDIBLE COLOR & DETAILS
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS64 INCREDIBLE COLOR & DETAILS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS A NICE CIRCULATED EARLY NICKEL
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS A NICE CIRCULATED EARLY NICKEL
1882 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1882 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1866 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1866 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS65   STUNNINGLY BRIGHT
1882 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC MS65 STUNNINGLY BRIGHT
1868 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1868 SHIELD NICKEL AG
1883 SHIELD NICKEL FINAL YEAR STRUCK   HISTORIC COIN
1883 SHIELD NICKEL FINAL YEAR STRUCK HISTORIC COIN
1867 SHIELD NICKEL   NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL EXACT COIN PICTURED FLAT RATE SHIPPING COIN 003
1867 SHIELD NICKEL EXACT COIN PICTURED FLAT RATE SHIPPING COIN 003
1869 5C SHIELD NICKEL. BREEN 2483. ANACS VG8. WIDE NUMERALS AND 1870 REVERSE
1869 5C SHIELD NICKEL. BREEN 2483. ANACS VG8. WIDE NUMERALS AND 1870 REVERSE
1868 SHIELD NICKEL OBVERSE RIM CUD DIE BREAK  G VG NICE TYPE COIN ERROR
1868 SHIELD NICKEL OBVERSE RIM CUD DIE BREAK G VG NICE TYPE COIN ERROR
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC AU 58  KEY DATE GREAT COIN 68,800 LOW MINTAGE
1881 5C SHIELD NICKEL NGC AU 58 KEY DATE GREAT COIN 68,800 LOW MINTAGE

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