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Scott's Classic Shield Nickels

Category: Nickels
Set Type: Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue
Owner: SPHansen
Last Modified: 6/28/2012
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Rank: 60
Score: 330
Leading by: 58
Points to Higher Rank: 77
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Set Description:

The Shield Nickel was minted from 1866 through 1883 and was the result of the Act of May 16, 1866. This coin shares the composition of the 3 Cent piece, and design similar to the 2 Cent piece. There are two varieties, with and without rays. All Shield nickels were minted at the mother mint in Philadelphia.

Designer: James B. Longacre
Compostion: .750 Copper, .250 Nickel
Weight: 5 grams
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Edge: Plain

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