Shield Nickel 1866 - 1883

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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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1876 SHIELD NICKEL EXTRA FINE 5 CENTS
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1882 SHIELD NICKEL GOOD 5C
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1868 SHIELD NICKEL EXTRA FINE 5 CENTS
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1869 P 5C SHIELD NICKEL 21SOC0118 70 CENTS SHIPPING
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1867 PHILADELPHIA MINT SHIELD NICKEL
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1876 SHIELD NICKEL NICE DETAIL
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