Shield Nickel

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Shield Nickel

The Shield Nickel was Americas first modern day 5 cent peice made from Nickel Alloy, or coppernickel as some people call it. The actualy content is 75% copper, and 25% nickel.

Shield Nickels were minted from 1866 untill 1883 with the largest quantities of these coins being minted in 1867 and 1867.

The front of this coin has a shield and the words in god we trust, as well as the date. The reverse has the number 5 in the center encircled with stars, and has the words "United States of America" as well as the word cents. Some versions have rays (1866, 1867) between the stars on the reverse.

The shield nickel was designed by James B. Longacre

This coin was replaced by the Liberty Head/V-Nickel

Shield Nickel Values

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Shield Nickel1883Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1883Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1882Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1881Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1880Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1879Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1879Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1878Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1877Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1876Shield Nickel
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Shield Nickel1875Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1874Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1873Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1873Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1872Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1871Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1870Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1869Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1868Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1867Shield Nickel
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Shield Nickel1867Shield Nickel
Shield Nickel1866Shield Nickel
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