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U.S. Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

1868 Shield Nickel
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$115.00 $118.00

1869 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1869 Shield Nickel ANACS AU53 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1869 Shield Nickel ANACS AU53 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB42169

This original 1869 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal and nice strike. Honest even wear. Nice color and surfaces. Certified: ANACS AU53

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$94.00 $97.00

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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$94.00 $97.00

1871 Shield Nickel CAC Sticker NGC MS61 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1871 Shield Nickel CAC Sticker NGC MS61 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB42375

This wonderfully original 1871 Shield Nickel has nice eye appeal and nice strike. Outstanding color and surfaces. Tough to find! Certified: NGC MS61

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$675.00 $695.00

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
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$68.00 $70.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1872 Shield Nickel
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$89.00 $91.00

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 Doubled Die Obverse PCGS AU55 Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1874 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse PCGS AU55 Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB41560

This wonderfully original 1874 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse has great eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Great color and surfaces with just a hint of rub. Rather dramatic Doubled Die. Appears to be FS-101 (not noted on holder). Certified: PCGS AU55

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$417.00 $429.00

1875 Shield Nickel
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$131.00 $134.00

1875 Shield Nickel
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$105.00 $108.00

1875 Shield Nickel
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$73.00 $75.00

1875 Shield Nickel Proof NGC PF63 Nice Eye Appeal Strong Strike
1875 Shield Nickel Proof NGC PF63 Nice Eye Appeal Strong Strike
SKU: PSB42876

This original 1875 Shield Nickel Proof has nice eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Might be a 64 with a quick dip. Certified: NGC PF63

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$458.00 $471.00


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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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