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.
Well struck with rich lustrous surfaces that have a soft golden hue. Very nice.
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!
No Rays. Beautiful blast white luster with deep reflective fields and snow white frost on the design. Super quality with outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. Needle-sharp strike with attractive brilliant surfaces. Just 600 minted.
A nice brilliant proof. Outstanding for the grade.
4.8 million minted yet surprisingly scarce in high grade. This example has super flashy white luster and a great strike. PCGS has graded 3 in 66+ and none finer.
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.
A gorgeous brilliant proof with problem-free surfaces and strong contrast between the deep mirrored fields and the frosted design elements.
Well struck with vibrant luster and pleasing problem-free surfaces. Just 950 minted.
A beautiful Premium Gem with great cameo contrast and nearly flawless blast white surfaces.
Closed 3. Nice brilliant proof surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Closed 3. Nearly flawless with blazing brilliant luster off deep mirrored fields. The design is heavily frosted and the resulting 'cameo' is stunning.
A very tough date in high grade with just 14 coins grading numerically finer than this nice Gem. This example has crisp brilliant mint luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Gorgeous brilliant white surfaces and a sharp strike.
A frosted brilliant proof with a needle-sharp strike and nice clean surfaces.
CAC. Nice flashy white luster with strong cameo contrast and nearly flawless surfaces. From a modest proof mintage of 700 coins.
Sharply struck with nice brilliant surfaces. A tough date in this high of grade.
An attractive heavily frosted proof. Just 1,150 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.