1869 Shield Nickel

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1869 Shield Nickel in average condition to be worth $15.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $400.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022


1869 Shield Nickel
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  • Year: 1869
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Shield Nickel
  • Price: $15.00-$400.00+
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Produced: 16,395,000
  • Edge: Smooth





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How much is a 1869 Shield Nickel worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $15.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $4 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 1869, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Shield Nickel's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Shield Nickel 1880 $20k
Shield Nickel 1881 $4k
Shield Nickel 1883 $3.9k
Shield Nickel 1867 $3.6k
Shield Nickel 1870 $3k
Shield Nickel 1872 $2.5k
Shield Nickel 1877 $1,854
Shield Nickel 1873 $1.8k
Shield Nickel 1874 $1.8k
Shield Nickel 1883 $1,349
Shield Nickel 1871 $1,320
Shield Nickel 1882 $1.2k
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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