- Year: 1879
- Mint Mark: No mint mark
- Type: Shield Nickel
- Price: $257.00-$720.00+
- Face Value: 0.05 USD
- Produced: 25,000
- Edge: Smooth
Notes: Prices above are for the 9 over 8 version of these coin. This tends to happen when the mints reuse old coins from previous years.
How much is a 1879 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 $257.00, 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 1879, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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