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.
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. Attractive nickel-gray surfaces exhibit a subtle blue-pink tint, nice mirrors and a razor-sharp strike. A mintage of only 600 pieces.
A beautiful blend of iridescent gold and ice-blue hues rest upon strong mirrored surfaces. A mintage of only 600 and only a single 'cameo' has graded finer at PCGS.
Blast white and a needle-sharp strike with strong cameo producing contrast between the deep mirrored fields and the frosted design features.
Super flashy and free of significant marks and spots with a gorgeous light iridescent green, rose, and gold patina. Just 600 minted.
CAC. Blast white and flashy with strong cameo contrast.
A very attractive and problem-free brilliant proof. Just 950 minted.
CAC. Closed 3. Impeccably preserved with bright mirrored fields and modestly frosted design features.
CAC. Brilliant nickel-white luster with a razor-sharp strike and a spot-free surfaces.
CAC. Rich brilliant luster and a needle-sharp strike with frosted design features and flawless surfaces.
CAC. Blazing luster and a needle-sharp strike with beautiful untoned surfaces that are nearly perfect! Just 700 proofs minted.
A nice Premium Gem brilliant proof. Just 700 minted.
Sharply struck with deep mirrored surfaces and a light dusting of ice-blue and light golden hues.
Flashy bright surfaces with iridescent hues of turquoise and rose at the periphery framing a vibrant light gold core. A beautiful example of this scarce proof-only date. 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!