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28 Jun 2022

1868 US Shield Nickel

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A piece of American history, the "shield" nickel took its name from the design motif on its obverse, a beautiful US carved shield. Designed and engraved in Philadelphia by reknown James Barton Longacre, this nice nickel was minted in the same alloy that nickels are minted today in the United States.


I hereby show a well kept 1868 "no rays" version. It was launched in two types in 1867: with rays parting along the stars in the reverse side and without rays.


A distinctive coin, it was lauched to include a 5 cent coin in the US circulating currency. The no rays version is scarce but the two types are sought by many collectors and historians alike.

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Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Great first Nickel type coin.

Mike

Level 7

You wrote a blog on this coin in April one year difference In coins don't understand why?Could you explain? If your going to repeat blogs kindly use different information. Thank you. It would make it interesting. That's all I'm saying. I have done it three times all completely different . That's what I'm trying to say. But I will never tell a fellow collector what to do. We all have different styles.

AC coin$

Level 6

Indeed, it is a new year used. This time I chose 1868. The contents and the information may change. Your point taken with kind respect as usual.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

I love the Shield Nickel design. I started a Dansco album for them but haven't gotten very far yet. Plus they're notorious for having die cracks.... which I love....it gives them character.

AC coin$

Level 6

I concur with you. Remember, there's a variation of "rays and no rays" and they were launched in 1867 with such features. Thanks for your comments.

Kepi

Level 6

Cool coin! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks!!!!!!

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