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U.S. Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

1867 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1867 Shield Nickel
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$105.00 $108.00

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 Nice Unc Details Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1870 Shield Nickel Nice Unc Details Great Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: NS1532

This 1870 Shield Nickel has great eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. The coin has been very lightly cleaned in the past. Cleaning is nearly impossible to detect. Grade: Nice Unc Details

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$167.00 $172.00

1871 Shield Nickel Proof PCGS PR65 Key Date Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1871 Shield Nickel Proof PCGS PR65 Key Date Superb Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: PSB37572

This wonderfully original 1871 Shield Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and strong strike. Outstanding color and surfaces. Tough to find. Certified: PCGS PR65

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$780.00 $800.00

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 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

1872 Shield Nickel Nice Unc Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
1872 Shield Nickel Nice Unc Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
SKU: NS1514

This original 1872 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Nice color and surfaces. Grade: Nice Unc

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$183.00 $188.00

1876 Shield Nickel
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$40.00 $41.00

1876 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse Choice XF/AU FS-102 Strong Strike
1876 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse Choice XF/AU FS-102 Strong Strike
SKU: NS1511

This original 1876 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse has great eye appeal and strong strike. Bold doubled die. Great color and surfaces. Grade: Choice XF/AU FS-102

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$183.00 $188.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$68.00 $70.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$44.00 $45.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$58.00 $59.00

1882 Shield Nickel
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$58.00 $59.00

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

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

1883 WC Liberty V Nickel
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$24.00 $25.00

1883WC Liberty V Nickel
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$24.00 $25.00


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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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