The Shield Nickel was introduced in 1866, representing the first five-cent denomination struck in nickel. After 1873, the coins became the sole denomination, following the discontinuation of the half dime
Shield Nickel (1866-1883)
Strike Type: Business
Composition: Copper, Nickel
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Broken Hub Variety: Missing the tops of S/R/A/S/D
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