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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1866 RAYS 5C NGC MS65 STRONG STIKE GEM UNCIRCULATED UNC FIRST YEAR SHIELD NICKEL
1866 RAYS 5C NGC MS65 STRONG STIKE GEM UNCIRCULATED UNC FIRST YEAR SHIELD NICKEL
1869 SHIELD NICKEL CHOICE FINE E241 CB
1869 SHIELD NICKEL CHOICE FINE  E241 CB
1868 SHIELD NICKEL OLD UNITED STATES NICKEL 5 CENT COIN
1868 SHIELD NICKEL  OLD UNITED STATES NICKEL 5 CENT COIN
1883/2 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 63
1883/2 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS MS 63
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66 CAC
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66 CAC
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66 CAC
1878 SHIELD NICKEL PCGS PR 66  CAC
PCGS PR67CAM 1872 SHIELD NICKEL POP 4 ONLY 1 FINER TOUGH DATE PROOF CAMEO 5C
PCGS PR67CAM 1872 SHIELD NICKEL POP 4 ONLY 1 FINER TOUGH DATE PROOF CAMEO 5C
1868 DDO SHIELD NICKEL LY FINE FS 101 DRAMATIC DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE 5C
1868 DDO SHIELD NICKEL LY FINE  FS 101 DRAMATIC DOUBLED DIE OBVERSE 5C
1868 5C NGC PF66 STAR CAMEO
1868 5C NGC PF66  STAR  CAMEO
1869 SHIELD NICKEL SHARP & LUSTROUS SOLID GEM BU
1869 SHIELD NICKEL SHARP & LUSTROUS SOLID GEM BU
1867 US SHIELD NICKEL COIN OVER 100 YEARS OLD GREAT COLLECTABILITY
1867 US SHIELD NICKEL COIN OVER 100 YEARS OLD   GREAT COLLECTABILITY
1876 SHIELD NICKEL
1876 SHIELD NICKEL
NICE 1868 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL MAKE OFFER
NICE 1868 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL MAKE OFFER
NICE 1882 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL MAKE AN OFFER
NICE 1882 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL  MAKE AN OFFER
NICE 1869 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL
NICE 1869 GENUINE CIVIL WAR ERA SHIELD NICKEL
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS
1866 SHIELD NICKEL WITH RAYS

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