Notes: Reverse has radial rays circling the 5 and in between the stars. 600 proofs were issued in 1866 and proofs sell for around $2,000 in a healthy market. In addition there are also re-punched dates for these coins, worth around $950 each.
How much is a 1866 Shield Nickel worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $22.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $790 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1866, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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