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SHIELD NICKEL VALUE

WITH RAYS

1866-1867

Sheid-Nickels

WITHOUT RAYS

1867-1883

sheild-Nickel-without-Rays

Shield Nickels were struck from 1866 to 1883. Good striking and sharpness is difficult to find in the years 1860 to 1875. Compare similar grade coins on the reverse check shield lines both horizontal and vertical for good strike and separation. Good strike details can increase Shield Nickel Value. Key dates are 1885 and 1883 3 over 2.


Year & Mint Mintage Proof Mintage
1866 14,742,500 est. 500
1867 2,019,000 est. 75
1867 28,890,500 est. 600
1868 28,817,000 est. 600
1869 16,395,000 est. 600
1870 4,806,000 est. 1,000
1871 561,000 est. 960
1872 6,036,000 est. 950
1873 4,550,000 est. 1,100
1874 3,538,000 est. 700
1875 2,097,000 est. 700
1876 2,530,000 est. 1,150
1877 0 est. 510
1878 0 2,350
1879 25,900 3,200
1880 16,000 3,955
1881 68,800 3,575
1882 11,472,900 3,100
1883 1,451,500 5,419