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     Shield Nickels (1866 - 1883)

Shield Nickel obverse

  Shield nickel is the first 5 cents coin of the US. The shield design on the obverse is taken from the Great Seal of the United State by chief engraver James B .Longacre. The national motto, In God We Trust, encircules at the top of the shield and the date is located at the bottom. A large number 5 in the center of reverse clearly indicates the value of this coin. And 13 stars and the legent "United State of America" surrounded the number 5.

Key Dates: 1879, 1880, 1881
Shield Nickel Specification
 James B. Longacre
 0.84 in (21 mm)
 No mintmark
   (all minted at Philadelphia)
The original reverse has rays between the stars and it used for first two years only. (1866 and 1867)   Shield Nickel reverse 1   Shield Nickels have two different reverse   Shield Nickel reverse 2   Rays were removed in 1887 due to striking problems.
Shield Nickels-Type coins
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Shield Nickel
(1866 - 1883)
Sale: $ 24.50
Shield Nickel
(1866 - 1883)
Sale: $ 55.00
Shield Nickel
(1866 - 1883)
Sale: $ 129.00
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