Shield Nickel 1867 Copper and Nickel.

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Shield Nickel 1867 Copper and Nickel.

 

The Shield Nickel, which took its name from the motif on its obverse side, was designed by James B. Longacre and issued from 1886 - 1883. It was based on his already Two-Cent piece designs and symbolized the Strength of a Unified America. It was the first US Five-Cent piece to be made from a Copper and Nickel mixture, the same alloy that's used in today's US nickel production. It was also the first Five-Cent coins to be nick-named as 'The Nickel' whereas before such pieces were referred to as 'Half Dimes'. 

Item Code - CUR1E164BDAZ7

Width: 3/4"  Height: 3/4"  Weight: 6 g


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