Monomoy 3
5C SHIELD, NO RAYS (1867-1883)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: FIVE-CENT PIECES - SHIELD, NO RAYS
Item Description: 5C 1882
Full Grade: PCGS PF 66
Owner: CC Angler

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Monomoy   Score: 3620
Monomoy 3   Score: 3620
Monomoy 5   Score: 3620
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The Shield nickel was the first United States five-cent piece to be made out of copper-nickel, the same alloy of which American nickels are struck today. Designed by James B. Longacre, the coin was issued from 1866 until 1883, when it was replaced by the Liberty Head nickel. The coin takes its name from the motif on its obverse, and was the first five-cent coin referred to as a "nickel"—silver pieces of that denomination had been known as half dimes. the 1882 Proof mintage was 3,100. This coin was one off the few PF66 graded well struck with nice toning. NGC 236/38 finer, PCGS 226/51 finer.

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