1883 Shield Nickel




CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1883 Shield Nickel in average condition to be worth $207.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $1,349.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022


1883 Shield Nickel
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  • Year: 1883
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Shield Nickel
  • Price: $207.00-$1349.00+
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Produced: 1,451,000
  • Edge: Smooth





Notes: Prices above are for the 3 over 2 version of these coin. This tends to happen when the mints reuse old coins from previous years.



How much is a 1883 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 $207.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $1,349 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 1883, 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
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Shield Nickel's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Shield Nickel?

Name Produced
1877 1,000
1878 2,000
1880 16,000
1879 25,000
1879 25,000
1881 68,000
1873 436,000
1871 561,000
1883 1,451,000
1883 1,451,000
1867 2,019,000
1875 2,097,000
1876 2,530,000
1874 3,538,000
1873 4,113,000
1870 4,806,000
1872 6,036,000
1882 11,472,000
1866 14,742,000
1869 16,395,000
Name Produced

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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