Shield Nickels were designed by James Longacre and minted from 1866 to 1883. All coins were made in Philadelphia. 1877 and 1878 Shield Nickels are scarce proof-only dates.
Flashy surfaces with brilliant luster and a very sharp strike. Popular first-year issue and short-lived 'Rays' type.
Popular first year and short lived 'Rays' type. A rainbow of gold, green and fuchsia hues blend across nicely mirrored surfaces. Very scarce and desirable with only 600 minted. Housed in a classic old 'fat boy' holder.
CAC. Lustrous and nearly mark-free surfaces.
CAC. Super vibrant surfaces with a beautiful golden glow, a great strike, and no marks. Fantastic quality and eye appeal. In an early PCGS holder!
CAC. Original flashy luster with nearly mark-free surfaces that are mostly white.
Nearly mark-free with nice brilliant surfaces and a sharp strike. 4.8 million minted yet surprisingly scarce in Gem or better.
A very pretty Gem Proof with flashy surfaces and delicate pastel hues of blue, pink, and gold.
A beautiful Gem with light champagne-gold overtones. In an early NGC holder.
A flashy brilliant champagne-white Gem. Just 950 minted.
Pleasing mirrored surfaces with subtle pink and blue-green pastel hues.
Closed 3. Brilliant mirrored surfaces are highlighted with a light cameo.
Sharply struck with a faint golden hue and deep mirrored surfaces.
CAC. Blast white with deeply mirrored fields and frosty design features. A proof-only date with just 900 minted.
A proof-only date and the 'key' date in the series with a mintage of just 510 coins. This Premium Gem is very well struck with nice brilliant mint luster.
CAC. A beautiful Gem Proof with a needle-sharp strike and virtually flawless surfaces.
CAC. Beautiful nickel-white luster and wonderful mirrored fields produce great eye appeal!
Very close to mint state with lustrous surfaces and bold detail. Just 68,000 minted.
Sharply struck with flashy deep mirrored brilliant surfaces. Modest frost on the design features gives this coin outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. Extremely flashy with spot-free, brilliant surfaces that are essentially flawless. The design is frosted and produces a light cameo effect.