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 NOT CIRCULATED 1498
1882 SHIELD NICKEL   NOT CIRCULATED  1498
1883 SHIELD 5C PCGS CAC CERTIFIED PR66 PROOF STRUCK US MINT NICKEL COIN
1883 SHIELD 5C PCGS CAC CERTIFIED PR66 PROOF STRUCK US MINT NICKEL COIN
1883 SHIELD NICKEL WITHOUT RAYS CIRCULATED 2449
1883 SHIELD NICKEL   WITHOUT RAYS   CIRCULATED  2449
1874 5C SHIELD NICKEL EF
1874 5C SHIELD NICKEL   EF
1881 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF NGC PF65 CAMEO SUPERB EYE APPEAL NICE STRIKE
1881 SHIELD NICKEL PROOF NGC PF65 CAMEO SUPERB EYE APPEAL NICE STRIKE
1882 SHIELD NICKEL VF 7VBW
1882 SHIELD NICKEL VF 7VBW
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG NO RAYS
1867 SHIELD NICKEL VG NO RAYS
ERROR 1867 5C SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS PLANCHET FLAW G CLEANED
ERROR 1867 5C SHIELD NICKEL NO RAYS PLANCHET FLAW   G CLEANED
1880 SHIELD 5C PCGS CERTIFIED XF DETAILS CLEANED
1880 SHIELD 5C PCGS CERTIFIED XF DETAILS CLEANED
1866 SHIELD NICKEL GOOD
1866 SHIELD NICKEL   GOOD
1866 76 SHIELD NICKELS DATE RUN OF 12 COINS CIRCS FREE U.S. SHIPPING
1866 76 SHIELD NICKELS DATE RUN OF 12 COINS CIRCS    FREE U.S. SHIPPING
1867 RAYS SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 65
1867 RAYS SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 65
1869 SHIELD NICKEL
1869 SHIELD NICKEL
1867 UNITED STATES NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL 66310
1867 UNITED STATES NO RAYS SHIELD NICKEL 66310
NO DATE UNITED STATES SHIELD NICKEL 66593
NO DATE UNITED STATES SHIELD NICKEL 66593
1873 SHIELD NICKEL OLD 5C COIN FROM COLLECTION SHEILD US OPEN CLOSED
1873 SHIELD NICKEL OLD 5C COIN FROM COLLECTION SHEILD US OPEN CLOSED

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