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1866 -1883

Shield NickelsEarly Five Cent Nickels (1866-1883)Designer – Engraver: James B Longacre Metal Composition: 75% Copper – 25% NickelDiameter: 20.5 mm Mass / Weight: 5 grams

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Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. 5 Cents 1872. K.M. 97. Sehr schön - sehr schön

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Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika 5 Cents 1872. 'Shield Nickel'. K.M. 97. Sehr schön +

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Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika 5 Cents 1874. K.M. 97. Zaponiert, vorzüglich

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Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika 5 Cents 1867. Shield Nickel. K.M. 97. Fast Stempelglanz

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Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika 5 Cents 1872. K.M. 97. Vorzüglich

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1882,1882 Pattern Shield Nickel. Judd-1694, Pollock-1896. Rarity-7-. Copper. Plain Edge. Proof-66 RB (PCGS).Obv: Very similar to that of the regular-issue Shield nickel design of 1882, although without the ornamental ball at the base of the shield. Rev: The same design that the Mint used to str ...

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1882 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-64. Lightly toned and well struck (PCGS # 3812) . Estimated Value $150 - 160. Categories:

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1881 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 64. Lovely rainbow toning on both sides and nice sleek fields. Razor-sharp strike. Proofs totaled 3,575 (PCGS # 3836) . Estimated Value $350 - 400. Categories:

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1880 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 64. Lightly toned on both sides. Another very choice Shield nickel; 3,955 Proofs made (PCGS # 3835) . Estimated Value $325 - 350. Categories:

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1873 Shield Nickel. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 64. Lovely golden toning. Desirable issue from the early series, only 1,100 Proofs made (PCGS # 3827) . Estimated Value $350 - 400. Categories:

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1880 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded Proof 66 Cameo PQ. CAC Approved. A hint of light gold tone and a dazzling gem. Only 3,955 struck. Pop 64; 14 finer in 67 (PCGS # 83835) . Estimated Value $750 - 800. Categories:

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1873 Shield Nickel. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 66 PQ. CAC Approved. Only 1,100+ Proofs struck. Lovely toning on both sides. Both sides are remarkably lustrous with full-moon whiteness and a spray of light frostiness on the devices. On the heels of such active luster, we are pleased to describ ...

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1871 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. Well struck and nicely toned. A beautiful silver-blue coin with no objectionable marks or spotting. As soon as one sees the booming luster, it comes as no surprise everything is razor-sharp on all devices as well. A scarcer date within the S ...

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1883 Shield Nickel. Proof 64. Lightly toned. A total of 5,419 were struck. A last minute consignment, too late to send to the services. Estimated Value $250 - 300. The Fedorchuk Estate. Categories:

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1881 Shield Nickel. NGC graded Proof 66. A nice white coin. 3,575 struck. Desirable with this meticulous strike on the shield and leaves, the stars and all legends. Pop 170; 25 finer. Estimated Value $1,100 - 1,150. Categories:

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1880 Shield Nickel. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. A well struck white coin. 3,955 pieces minted. A riveting example of this always-popular Shield Type. This sparkling example is untoned and very well struck. Pop 43; 23 finer. Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,300. Categories:

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1868 Shield Nickel. PCGS graded MS-64. Light even toning and well struck. Pop 240; 95 finer, 70 in 65, 20 in 66 (PCGS # 3795) . Estimated Value $200 - 225. Categories:

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1868. PCGS graded MS-63. Delicately toned. Pop 139 (PCGS # 3795) . Estimated Value $140 - 150. Categories:

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1868. NGC graded MS-64. Delicately toned and, due to its sharpness, suitable for a 19th Century Type Set. Estimated Value $200 - 220. Categories:

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1868. PCGS graded MS-64. Light golden toning and an attractive of America's first design for a nickel five-cent piece, the Shield Nickel (1866-83). Pop 242 (PCGS # 3795) . Estimated Value $200 - 220. Categories:

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1867. Rays. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo. A key date Proof nickel. Well struck and fully untoned except at 2:00 near the edge in the fields. Approximately 25+ Proofs struck. A solid strike in all regards, we wish to emphasize this. Also, the smooth surfaces gleam with varying nickel to silver-gra ...

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1883 Shield. PCGS graded Proof 65. A brilliant steel-blue gem. Popular last year of issue, the Shield Nickel was a venerable design in production from 1866 until 1883 (PCGS # 3838) . Estimated Value $450 - 500. Categories: Nickels

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1870. PCGS graded Proof 64. Touches of light gold toning. Around 1,000+ Proofs struck. (PCGS # 3824) . Estimated Value $350 - 375. Categories: U.S. Budget Coins and Lots Nickels

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1866. NGC graded Details of Uncirculated Obverse planchet flaw. Lightly toned. Estimated Value $150 - 160. Categories: U.S. Budget Coins and Lots Nickels

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1883. NGC graded MS-63. Lightly toned. Estimated Value $120 - 130. Categories: Nickels

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1877. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. Well struck, fully brilliant and untoned. A beautiful Gem dancing with fresh radiance. Only 510+ struck for this Proof-only year. Pop 36; 29 finer (PCGS # 83831) . Historic note: Due to silver coin hoarding in the 1860s, the government instructed the Mint to s ...

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1876. NGC graded MS-65 CAC Approved. Untoned with some minor flyspecks. The devices were struck with enough determined force by the dies that major design elements show nicely on this Centennial Year issue. Pop 34; 6 in 66. Estimated Value $900 - 950. Categories: Nickels

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1869. NGC graded Proof 65. A lovely gem with delicate rainbow toning on the obverse. Only 600+ proofs struck. Pop 107; 42 finer. Estimated Value $500 - 550. Categories: Nickels

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1867. No rays. NGC graded MS-65. A fully lustrous untoned example. The 1867 issues comes in two Types, with or without Rays, after the mint established that the Rays were causing the dies to wear rapidly. Removal of them improved the situation -- though many would say the With Rays design has ...

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1866 Rays. NGC graded MS-65. A fully lustrous untoned gem. First year of issue. The alloy on these consists of 25% nickel and 75% copper, and the coin weighs-in at 5 grams exactly, to make it competitive with several European coins which use the Metric system of weights and measures. Pop 155; ...

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1866. NGC graded MS-65. An untoned gem of the popular "Rays" two-year type. A coin that arrived at a time when the mint was in need of striking coins for the huge new demand for small change after the Civil War. The use of nickel was made almost mandatory due to silver's scarcity (which was be ...

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1881. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. A superb untoned gem example. Only 3,575 Proofs struck. The lowest mintage dates in the Shield Nickel series group themselves in the years 1877-81. Pop 54; 27 in 67 CAM, 1 in 68 CAM. Estimated Value $800 - 850. Categories: Nickels

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1876. NGC graded MS-65 CAC Approved. Well struck and untoned. Elusive and quite desirable as a Gem, this a strictly graded, vibrant example, one that is free of abrasions. The strike, desirable this comple, is well above par for the issue and both sides reveal scintillating luster. Centennial ...

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1866 Rays. PCGS graded MS-65. A fully lustrous gem example, untoned. As often happens on first-year issues, the Mint experienced some striking difficulties with the Shield Nickel. The rays element on the reverse caused excessive die wear and breakage. Though making the coin distinctive and hig ...

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1871. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck and lightly toned. Scarce semi-key date. Only 561,000 minted, most of which circulated. There were few collectors around back then to save this issue in Mint State (PCGS # 3798) . Estimated Value $400 - 450. Categories: Budget - Nickels

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1876. NGC graded MS-65 PQ CAC Approved. Mostly untoned and a jewel of a coin, well struck, pleasing to the eye. Also of note, 1876 was the Centennial Year of the Declaration of Independence, which gives the 1876 issue a boost in the popularity ranks. Estimated Value $900 - 950. Categories: Nickels

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1871. NGC graded Proof 66 Cameo. Well struck and fully white, this is a shimmering, silver-colored Gem free from imperfections. The bold strike is impressive for the 1871 date as well and both sides are smooth for the grade. Estimated Value $1,800 - 1,900. Categories: Nickels

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1882. PCGS graded Proof 64 PQ CAC Approved. Light even toning and boldly struck. Only 3,100 Proofs minted. A respectable specimen of the finest Proof 64 order. A high degree of luster spins broadly beneath delicate gold and nickel-gray highlights. As already observed, this one is struck with j ...

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1879. PCGS graded Proof 64 PQ CAC Approved. Nicely toned and well struck. Only 3,200 Proofs minted. A semi-frosty, near-gem with pleasing cartwheel spin on both sides amplifying the toning. Nicely struck as well, with nary a hint of weakness anywhere to be seen. As bold as they come! (PCGS # 3 ...

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1875. PCGS graded Proof 64 CAC Approved. Light even toning. Only 700+ Proofs struck. Excellent detail from a strong strike, the surfaces show glistening nickel-gray color. Don't expect the usual halfhearted impression left by the striking of the (sometimes worn) dies that made business strikes ...

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1873. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 64 CAC Approved. Light even toning. Only 1,100+ Proofs struck. A lustrous example of this elusive date, displaying light patina and close to the gem class; excellent nickel color. The strike is strong as you would expect on a Proof, with clear definition to th ...

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1873. Closed 3. PCGS graded Proof 64 CAC Approved. Lightly toned. Only 1,100+ Proofs struck. Mintage in 1873 expanded some because there were multiple varieties for some of the denominations, which drew the attention of early day numismatists (PCGS # 3827) . Estimated Value $350 - 375. Categor ...

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1872. PCGS graded Proof 63. Nicely toned. One tiny reverse spot. Only 950+ Proofs struck. Shield nickels were struck from 1866 into 1883. Proofs were issued every year (PCGS # 3826) . Estimated Value $250 - 300. Categories: Shield Nickels

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1872. PCGS graded Proof 64 CAC Approved. Lightly toned. Only 950+ Proofs struck. The 1872 date is scarcer than many others in the series. Well struck on all devices (PCGS # 3826) . Estimated Value $350 - 375. Categories: Shield Nickels

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1882. PCGS graded MS-62. (PCGS # 3812) Estimated Value $130 - 140 Categories: Budget - Nickels