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U.S. Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

1866 Shield Nickel Choice AU/BU Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
1866 Shield Nickel Choice AU/BU Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
SKU: NS1554

This wonderfully original 1866 Shield Nickel has great eye appeal with nice luster and average strike. Great color and surfaces. Couple neat die cracks obverse. Grade: Choice AU/BU

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$250.00 $257.00

1867 Shield Nickel -  No Rays
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$50.00 $52.00

1867 Shield Nickel Rays Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1867 Shield Nickel Rays Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: NS1560

This wonderfully original 1867 Shield Nickel Rays has superb eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Outstanding color and surfaces. Amazingly crusty. Grade: Choice AU/BU

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$313.00 $322.00

1867 Shield Nickel w/ Rays Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1867 Shield Nickel w/ Rays Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: NS1538

This wonderfully original 1867 Shield Nickel w/ Rays has superb eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Outstanding! Grade: Choice AU/BU

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$287.00 $295.00

1868 Shield Nickel
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$68.00 $70.00

1868 Shield Nickel ANACS AU55 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
1868 Shield Nickel ANACS AU55 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
SKU: PSB34373

This original 1868 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Nice color and surfaces. Die crack at date. Certified: ANACS AU55

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$94.00 $97.00

1869 Shield Nickel - Internal Die Break
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$73.00 $75.00

1870 Shield Nickel
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$29.00 $29.00

1870 Shield Nickel
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$32.00 $33.00

1870 Shield Nickel
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$84.00 $86.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$79.00 $81.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$34.00 $35.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$42.00 $43.00

1872 Shield Nickel Nice F+ Nice Eye Appeal
1872 Shield Nickel Nice F+ Nice Eye Appeal
SKU: NS527

This nice original 1872 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal, color and surfaces. Original tougher date. Grade: Nice F+

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$75.00 $75.00

1874 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1875 Shield Nickel
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$131.00 $134.00

1876 Shield Nickel
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$40.00 $41.00

1876 Shield Nickel Nice AU Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
1876 Shield Nickel Nice AU Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
SKU: NS1567

This 1876 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Nice color and surfaces. Tough to find. Grade: Nice AU

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$177.00 $182.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$68.00 $70.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$44.00 $45.00


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Learn More About U.S. Nickels (1866-Present)

 

When the U.S. nickel was first minted, it was actually worth three cents. It was President Andrew Jackson who approved a bill to authorize the coinage of five-cent pieces that took the place of five-cent fractional currency. Nickels were originally minted during the post-Civil War era when gold and silver were at a shortage. Nearly 30 million nickels were minted between 1867 and 1868 alone. Their practical denomination made them a welcome choice in a post-war economy, and their popularity continued to gain momentum through the turn of the century. The first true nickels were made primarily out of nickel blended with copper. Just as the nickel’s designs have changed, so too has their composition. Today’s silver-looking nickels are 75% copper, which has become an expensive metal to produce. In fact, it costs nearly 8 cents to make a nickel today. 


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