Shield Nickels

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Shield Nickel
SHIELD NICKEL

The Shield type nickel was made possible by the Act of May 16, 1866. Its weight was set at 77-16/100 grains (5 grams), with the same composition as the nickel three-cent piece that was authorized in 1865, and an obverse design similar to that of the two-cent coin. James B. Longacre, the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, designed the Shield nickel. In 1866 the coin was designed with rays between the stars on the reverse. Some of the pieces minted in 1867 have the same details, but later the rays were eliminated, creating two varieties for that year. There was no further change in the type until it was replaced by the Liberty Head design in 1883. Only proof pieces were struck in 1877 and 1878.

For more information about this coin, see Shield nickel at Wikipedia.


A Guide Book of United States Coins

Reference: A Guide Book of United States Coins (2017), by R. S. Yeoman.

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A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels

If you collect Shield nickels, we highly recommend this book for your personal library: A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels (2006), by Q. David Bowers.

A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels features enlargements for important overdates and other varieties, plus actual-size photographs of every coin in the Shield and Liberty Head series. Full Color - 288 Pages



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