SHIELD NICKELS
1866-1883

The following is a quote from the back cover of "The Shield Five Cent Series" by Edward L. Fletcher, Jr. :  "The shield five cent series is one of the few remaining areas of unexplored territory in U. S. numismatics.  Although some varieties have been publicized, they are literally the tip of an enormous variety iceberg.  These varieties range from doubled dies to repunched dates, to die and hub varieties" ..... "One of the most frequently underrated coins in U. S. numismatics, the shield five cent series is a cherrypickers dream come true".

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1866
Mintage: 14,742,500

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
115 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Repunched Date MS-63 $525.00 
1 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Shatterd Obverse Die MS-63 $600.00 
27 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Reverse Scratches
blmex0311, Repunched Date, Doubled Die Obverse,
F-21, URS-3, FS-001.5
About Uncirculated $225.00 
82434 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays About Uncirculated $225.00
26 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Extremely Fine $130.00
74885 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Extremely Fine $130.00
83087 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Extremely Fine $130.00
28 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Missing Leaf, Unlisted Very Fine $350.00 
118 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Die Cracks Obverse Very Fine $80.00 
68681 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays
Repunched Date
Very Fine $80.00
74458 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Very Fine $80.00
74602 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays
"D" of "GOD" missing
Very Fine $85.00
83088 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays
Die Crack through "OF AMERICA" and "CENTS" reverse
Very Fine $85.00
75906 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Fine $55.00
29 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays, Obverse Die Break Very Good $40.00 
107 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Very Good $35.00 
56615 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Very Good $35.00
70096 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Very Good $35.00
3 S 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Good $28.00 
36810 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Good $28.00
64059 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Good $28.00
77822 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays Good $28.00
82435 R 1866 Shield Nickel Rays About Good $25.00

1867
With Rays
Mintage: 2,019,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
31 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays
Shattered Obverse Die
About Uncirculated $400.00 
76807 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays
Possible Repunched Date
About Uncirculated $295.00 
68496 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays Extremely Fine $195.00
79863 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays
BAEMEX0617
Extremely Fine $195.00
70149 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays Choice Very Fine $160.00
75907 R 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays Fine $70.00
32 S 1867 Shield Nickel With Rays About Good $35.00 

1867
No Rays
Mintage: 28,890,500

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
82436 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays MS-60 $170.00
82437 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date
MS-60 $170.00
4 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Spectacular Shattered Obverse Die
through entire date
Choice About Uncirculated $525.00 
16066238 H S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
PCGS Certificate 16066238
About Uncirculated $135.00
34 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Shattered Die Obverse
About Uncirculated $135.00 
33 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date, Die Cracks
Unlisted Variety
About Uncirculated $235.00 
116 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Doubled Die Obverse
About Uncirculated $110.00 
6 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date, Die Cracks
Similar to FS-002.9, URS-4
About Uncirculated $250.00 
82438 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays About Uncirculated $110.00
82636 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays About Uncirculated $110.00
83089 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date, Unlisted Variety, Similar to Fletcher-16
About Uncirculated $115.00
83090 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date, Unlisted Variety
Obverse Die Break
About Uncirculated $115.00
8 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date, Doubled Die
Obverse, Repunch similar to F-12
Extremely Fine $85.00 
62998 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Extremely Fine $55.00
67861 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Extremely Fine $55.00
73932 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Extremely Fine $55.00
40 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Numerous Obverse Die Cracks
Including one going through 
entire date
Very Fine $225.00 
39 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Numerous Obverse Die Cracks
Both Obverse and Reverse
Major Break at Right on Obverse
Extra metal on shield
Very Fine $70.00 
36 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $50.00 
35 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date
Similar to F-37, URS-4
Very Fine $50.00 
43824 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $50.00
61147 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $50.00
68682 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Repunched Date
FS-002.2, URS-9
Fletcher-21
Very Fine $60.00
73990 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $60.00
75908 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays
Die Crack through Date
Very Fine $50.00
79696 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $50.00
81755 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Fine $50.00
37 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00 
37982 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
62997 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
63594 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
68610 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
73538 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
75932 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Fine $35.00
7 S 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Good $30.00 
85302 R 1867 Shield Nickel Without Rays
Repunched Date
Similar to Fletcher-54, URS-5
Very Good $50.00
60583 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Good $30.00
79697 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Very Good $30.00
62332 R 1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Good $25.00

1868
Mintage: 28,817,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
10 S 1868 Shield Nickel Broken C & S in cents, doubled
denticles, 5-8 known. F-6 URS-4,
FS-002.95
MS-60 $470.00 
45 S 1868 Shield Nickel Doubled Top Denticles About Uncirculated $150.00 
43 S 1868 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, F-7 URS-6
17 to 32 known
Choice Extremely Fine $215.00 
44 S 1868 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Die Cracks
Similar to F-31
Extremely Fine $85.00 
11 S 1868 Shield Nickel Die Crack through Date Extremely Fine $85.00 
65539 R 1868 Shield Nickel Die Crack through Date Extremely Fine $55.00
70097 R 1868 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $55.00
82439 R 1868 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $55.00
53 S 1868 Shield Nickel Choice Very Fine $65.00 
46 S 1868 Shield Nickel Very Fine $50.00 
47 S 1868 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, F-22, URS-4 Very Fine $50.00 
48 S 1868 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse
Repunched Date, Similar to F-31
Very Fine $85.00 
49 S 1868 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse Very Fine $85.00 
50 S 1868 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Reverse Cud
at 7:00
Very Fine $65.00 
52 S 1868 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Similar to F-12 Very Fine $50.00 
85303 R 1868 Shield Nickel Broken "C" of CENTS, FS-901
Numerous die cracks on obverse
Very Fine $32.00
68232 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Fine $32.00
74603 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Fine $32.00
77625 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Fine $32.00
51 S 1868 Shield Nickel Fine $28.00 
55 S 1868 Shield Nickel Fine $28.00 
56 S 1868 Shield Nickel Broken C & S in cents, FS-902 Fine $28.00 
109 S 1868 Shield Nickel Fine $28.00 
43155 R 1868 Shield Nickel Net Fine $28.00
61149 R 1868 Shield Nickel Fine $28.00
62334 R 1868 Shield Nickel Broken C & S in CENTS, FS-902 Fine $28.00
62999 R 1868 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse
FS-003.9, URS-4
Fine $50.00
68683 R 1868 Shield Nickel Shattered Obverse Die Fine $50.00
73933 R 1868 Shield Nickel Fine $28.00
60404 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Good $26.00
60670 R 1868 Shield Nickel Broken "C" in "CENTS", FS-901 Very Good $26.00
71722 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Good $26.00
75909 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Good $26.00
82440 R 1868 Shield Nickel Very Good $26.00
12 S 1868 Shield Nickel Good $24.00 
56133 R 1868 Shield Nickel Good $24.00

1869
Mintage: 16,395,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
58 S 1869 Shield Nickel Obverse Die Cracks, Repunched
Date, Similar to F-407
About Uncirculated $125.00 
68684 R 1869 Shield Nickel Narrow Date, Repunched
Shattered Obverse Die
About Uncirculated $145.00
82637 R 1869 Shield Nickel About Uncirculated $110.00
74069 R 1869 Shield Nickel Choice Extremely Fine $85.00
119 S 1869 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $60.00 
59 S 1869 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $60.00 
110 S 1869 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse, Repunched
Date, Similar to F-411
Extremely Fine $85.00 
13 S 1869 Shield Nickel Heavily Repunched Date
Die Cracks, Unlisted Variety
Similar to F-407
Extremely Fine $125.00 
71655 R 1869 Shield Nickel Die Cracks Extremely Fine $60.00
14 S 1869 Shield Nickel Fine $35.00 
61 S 1869 Shield Nickel Fine $35.00 
111 S 1869 Shield Nickel Fine $35.00 
57 S 1869 Shield Nickel Die Crack through Date Fine $40.00 
71029 R 1869 Shield Nickel   Fine $35.00
75910 R 1869 Shield Nickel Repunched Date Fine $40.00
60 S 1869 Shield Nickel Shattered Obverse Die Very Good $35.00 
56135 R 1869 Shield Nickel   Good $24.00
62335 R 1869 Shield Nickel   Good $24.00

1870
Mintage: 4,806,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
182161 H S 1870 Shield Nickel SEGS Certified
BEMEZX0208
MS-65 $1,450.00
79864 S 1870 Shield Nickel OEMEX0617 Choice About Uncirculated $175.00
62 S 1870 Shield Nickel Double Die Reverse
FS-005.9, URS-5
About Uncirculated $400.00 
64 S 1870 Shield Nickel Very Fine $80.00 
71723 R 1870 Shield Nickel Net Very Fine $80.00
75911 R 1870 Shield Nickel Double Die Obverse Very Fine $85.00
65 S 1870 Shield Nickel Very Good $40.00 
54595 R 1870 Shield Nickel Net Very Good $40.00
73934 R 1870 Shield Nickel Repunched Date
FS-005.7, URS-5
Fletcher-03
About Good $125.00

1871
Mintage: 561,000

None in Stock!

1872
Mintage: 6,036,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
72224 R 1872 Shield Nickel Very Fine $110.00 
26224 S 1872 Shield Nickel Double Die Obverse
FS-007.1, Fletcher-123, URS-5
Net Fine $180.00
65541 R 1872 Shield Nickel Fine $90.00 
75912 R 1872 Shield Nickel Fine $90.00
64064 R 1872 Shield Nickel About Good $35.00

1873
Closed 3
Mintage: 436,050

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79865 S 1873 Shield Nickel Closed 3
CKMEX0617
Extremely Fine $175.00 
62337 R 1873 Shield Nickel Closed 3 Good $50.00

1873
Open 3
Mintage: 4,113,950

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
75913 R 1873 Shield Nickel Open 3 Very Fine $60.00 
73991 R 1873 Shield Nickel Open 3 Fine $52.00 

1874
Mintage: 3,538,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
76 S 1874 Shield Nickel F-12, URS-2, FS-010.4
Double Die Obverse, Widest on
Motto, Top 20, 2 known
About Uncirculated $1,250.00 
73935 R 1874 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $130.00
75914 R 1874 Shield Nickel   Very Good $45.00

1875
Mintage: 2,097,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
67721 S 1875 Shield Nickel Doubled Motto Extremely Fine $145.00 

1876
Mintage: 2,530,000

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
65594 S 1876 Shield Nickel Proof Mintage: 1,150+ Proof-63 $450.00 
81 S 1876 Shield Nickel About Uncirculated $215.00 
84 S 1876 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Similar to F-3 Extremely Fine $180.00 
83 S 1876 Shield Nickel Die Crack through Date Very Fine $130.00 
82 S 1876 Shield Nickel Fine $95.00
71724 R 1876 Shield Nickel Fine $95.00
75915 R 1876 Shield Nickel Fine $95.00
85304 R 1876 Shield Nickel About Good $30.00

1877
Proof Only! Mintage: 900

None in Stock!

1878
Proof Only! Mintage: 2,350

None in Stock!

1879
Mintage: 25,900

None in Stock!

1880
Mintage: 16,000

Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
21431743 H S 1880 Shield Nickel PCGS Certificate 21431743
BOEMEX0814
About Good $1,300.00

1881
Mintage: 68,800

None in Stock!

1882
Mintage: 11,472,900

UNITED STATES CURRENCY || UNITED STATES STAMPS

Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
17 S 1882 Shield Nickel MS-63 $210.00 
84310 S 1882 Shield Nickel SKMEX0718 MS-63 $210.00
84311 S 1882 Shield Nickel HOMEX0718 MS-63 $210.00
76131 R 1882 Shield Nickel MS-60 $145.00 
68686 R 1882 Shield Nickel Repunched Date About Uncirculated $115.00
68687 R 1882 Shield Nickel About Uncirculated $110.00
69712 R 1882 Shield Nickel Repunched Date About Uncirculated $115.00
86 S 1882 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $55.00 
85 S 1882 Shield Nickel Obverse Die Cracks Extremely Fine $60.00 
79866 R 1882 Shield Nickel CEMEX0617 Extremely Fine $55.00
83091 R 1882 Shield Nickel Obverse Cud 11:00 Extremely Fine $55.00
87 S 1882 Shield Nickel Obverse Die Cracks Choice Very Fine $55.00 
80 S 1882 Shield Nickel Filled "2", Similar to F-4 Very Fine $50.00 
71725 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $32.00
74071 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $32.00
75933 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $32.00
77374 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $32.00
81756 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Net Very Fine $32.00
84312 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $32.00
88 S 1882 Shield Nickel Partly Filled "2" Fine $27.00 
19 S 1882 Shield Nickel Filled "2", Similar to F-4 Fine $27.00 
85305 R 1882 Shield Nickel Filled "2" Fine $27.00
35628 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Net Fine $25.00
62340 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Fine $27.00
64068 R 1882 Shield Nickel   Fine $27.00
67722 R 1882 Shield Nickel Shattered Obverse Die Fine $35.00

1883
Mintage: 1,451,500

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Obverse Reverse Inv  Num Date Topic Comments Grade  Value $ 
21 S 1883 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Doubled Motto MS-65 $700.00 
82443 S 1883 Shield Nickel   MS-65 $595.00
23 S 1883 Shield Nickel F-5, URS-3, Doubled Motto
Die Cracks, Repunched Date,
3-4 known
MS-63 $835.00 
85827 R 1883 Shield Nickel   MS-60 $145.00
79867 S 1883 Shield Nickel Doubled Die Obverse, Unlisted Variety
KMKWZ0617
Choice About Uncirculated $375.00
68611 R 1883 Shield Nickel About Uncirculated $110.00
100 S 1883 Shield Nickel Choice Extremely Fine $90.00 
89 S 1883 Shield Nickel Doubled Obverse Die, F-13, URS-30 Choice Extremely Fine $185.00 
25 S 1883 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $60.00 
91 S 1883 Shield Nickel Extremely Fine $60.00 
92 S 1883 Shield Nickel Doubled Obverse Die, F-13, URS-30 Extremely Fine $80.00 
93 S 1883 Shield Nickel Doubled Obverse Die, F-13, URS-30 Extremely Fine $80.00 
45874 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $60.00
55588 R 1883 Shield Nickel Shattered Obverse Die Extremely Fine $65.00
67862 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $60.00
71726 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $60.00
74886 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $60.00
85432 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Extremely Fine $60.00
83092 R 1883 Shield Nickel Repunched Date, Unlisted Variety Very Fine $35.00
84313 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Very Fine $35.00
56138 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Very Good $26.00
68688 R 1883 Shield Nickel   Very Good $26.00


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