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.
Nicely mirrored white surfaces with subtle champagne tints and a sharp strike. A scarce and popular 'Rays' proof. Approximately 600 minted and only about 25 1867 'Rays' issued, so demand for the type is intense.
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!
A very pretty Gem Proof with flashy surfaces and delicate pastel hues of blue, pink, and gold.
Flashy nickel-white surfaces with flashy luster and a sharp strike.
Closed 3. Brilliant mirrored surfaces are highlighted with a light cameo.
CAC. Blast white with deeply mirrored fields and frosty design features. A proof-only date with just 900 minted.
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.
Flashy satiny white luster and a very sharp strike. A better date in all grades as only 68,800 were struck. Just 6 coins have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. Extremely flashy with spot-free, brilliant surfaces that are essentially flawless. The design is frosted and produces a light cameo effect.
A scarce date with a mintage of just 68,000.
CAC. A well-detailed and nearly mint state example of this popular over-date. The 2 is clear and dramatically left of the 3.
Well detailed and problem-free with pleasing light gray surfaces.