1866-1883 5 Cent Shield VF

1866-1883 5 Cent Shield VF
1866-1883 5 Cent Shield VF 1866-1883 5 Cent Shield VF 1866-1883 5 Cent Shield VF
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Our First-Ever Nickel Was...Nickel!

When silver Half Dimes disappeared from circulation due to Civil War inflation, the government replaced them with paper 5 cent notes. After the war, the public howled to get these notes replaced with coins, but there wasn't enough silver to do it. The solution? Nickel. In 1866 the Shield Nickel was born. It was the first coin to state its denomination as 5 cents (on the reverse), and it bore the popular Union Shield on the obverse. They haven't been seen in decades, and that's why they're so hard to find in Very Fine condition today. Here's you chance to get our first-ever nickel.

Year of Issue (Dates May Vary)
Country United States
Composition Copper-Nickel - CuNi
Purity 0.7500
Coins that are inspected, evaluated and graded by an independent, third party grading service. After a grade is assigned, each coin is sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.
Very Fine (VF) coins show moderate wear on the high points of their designs. All of the major details are still visible, but they're not sharp.
Denomination 0.05
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
U.S. Mint
Created by the United States Congress through the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint opened its first building in Philadelphia in 1793. Today, the U.S. Mint strikes circulating coins, as well as special collector coins and sets at the "Mother Mint" of Philadelphia and the branch mints of Denver, San Francisco and West Point.
Coin Weight 5 Grams - g
Dimensions 20.5mm
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