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.
CAC. Attractive nickel-gray surfaces exhibit a subtle blue-pink tint, nice mirrors and a razor-sharp strike. A mintage of only 600 pieces.
Brilliant mirrored surfaces with a light cameo on the obverse devices. A mintage of 1,000.
CAC. Vivid nickel-white luster and mark-free.
CAC. Rich brilliant luster and a needle-sharp strike with frosted design features and flawless surfaces.
A nice Premium Gem brilliant proof. Just 700 minted.
CAC. Blast nickel-white and nearly pristine with lightly frosted design elements.
Sharply struck with deep mirrored surfaces and a light dusting of ice-blue and light golden hues.
CAC. Bright nickel-white surfaces with frosted design features. A proof-only date with 2,350 minted.
Well detailed with pleasing nickel-gray surfaces that retain remnant mint luster. Just 68,000 minted.
Vibrant luster with a faint champagne hue. The surfaces are essentially perfect!
A scarce date with a mintage of just 68,000.
Rich lustrous surfaces with a faint golden hue. Nearly flawless!