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U.S. Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

1866 Shield Nickel - RAYS
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$84.00 $86.00

1867 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1867 Shield Nickel - Neat Die Break
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$32.00 $33.00

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

1870 Shield Nickel
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$53.00 $54.00

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

1882 Shield Nickel Proof PCGS PR67 Blazing White Gem Superb Eye Appeal
1882 Shield Nickel Proof PCGS PR67 Blazing White Gem Superb Eye Appeal
SKU: PSB31813

This wonderfully original 1882 Shield Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and strong strike. Blazing white Gem. Certified: PCGS PR67

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$935.00 $960.00

1883 Shield Nickel Nice BU+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
1883 Shield Nickel Nice BU+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
SKU: NS1497

This wonderfully original 1883 Shield Nickel has great eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Great color and surfaces. Grade: Nice BU+

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$141.00 $145.00

1883 Shield Nickel PCGS PR65 Proof Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal
1883 Shield Nickel PCGS PR65 Proof Wonderfully Original Great Eye Appeal
SKU: PSB14202

This wonderfully original 1883 Shield Nickel has great eye appeal with nice luster and a nice strike. Nice color and surfaces. Certified: PCGS PR65 Proof

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$505.00 $520.00

1883 Shield Nickel Proof NGC PF66 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike
1883 Shield Nickel Proof NGC PF66 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster Nice Strike
SKU: PSB24260

This wonderfully original 1883 Shield Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Outstanding color and surfaces. Looks like a 68 with one tiny mark in reverse field. Certified: NGC PF66

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$680.00 $700.00

U.S. Liberty Head V Nickels (1883-1913)

1883 WC Liberty V Nickel
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$24.00 $25.00

1883NC Liberty V Nickel
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$34.00 $35.00

1883WC Liberty V Nickel
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$24.00 $25.00

1883WC Liberty V Nickel
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$19.00 $20.00

1883WC Liberty V Nickel
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$19.00 $20.00

1883WC Liberty V Nickel
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$24.00 $25.00

1884 Liberty V Nickel
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$27.00 $27.00

1886 Liberty V Nickel
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$84.00 $86.00

1886 Liberty V Nickel
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$84.00 $86.00

1886 Liberty V Nickel G (ish) Details Key Date Nice Strike Nice Color
1886 Liberty V Nickel G (ish) Details Key Date Nice Strike Nice Color
SKU: NV2085

Key Date! This 1886 Liberty V Nickel has decent eye appeal with a nice strike and nice color. There are a couple of light scratches on the obverse. Grade: G (ish) Details

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$150.00 $150.00


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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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