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.
Lovely white surfaces exhibit design elements with a nice cameo effect. A popular first year issue.
An attractive brilliant proof with deep mirrors and a bold strike. Popular and short-lived 'Rays' type. Just 600 minted.
Well struck with crisp brilliant luster.
Well struck with rich lustrous surfaces that have a soft golden hue. Very nice.
No Rays. Crisp brilliant luster and a sharp strike.
Very flashy with bright lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Beautiful rich luster and very well struck.
CAC. A pleasing brilliant proof with flashy deep mirrored fields and a needle-sharp strike. Just 600 minted.
Free of significant marks with nice mirrored surfaces that have a light champagne patina. Just 600 proofs issued.
No Rays. Beautiful highly reflective mirrored surfaces with intense luster and faint iridescent hues of ice-blue and gold. Mark-free and simply fantastic quality!
Vibrant brilliant mint luster and a solid strike.
CAC. A nice brilliant, sharply struck proof.
Flashy white luster and a sharp strike.
Brilliant and lustrous well struck surfaces.
Satiny nickel-white luster and a sharp strike with very clean surfaces. 2 have graded 66+ at PCGS, but none have graded numerically finer than this Premium Gem.
CAC. A pleasing brilliant proof with a needle-sharp strike and very faint gold and blue hues. The assigned grade seems brutal!
An attractive Gem example of this low mintage proof - 600 minted.
CAC. A beautiful Premium Proof that is very sharply struck with brilliant surfaces. The design features are nicely frosted and the fields are very deeply mirrored.
Strong detail with pleasing light nickel-gray surfaces. A better date with a modest mintage for the era of 561,000.