Check out these Shield nickels for sale that were originally issued from 1866 to 1883. The Shield nickel, which replaced the Liberty nickel, is the first U.S. nickel to be made out of copper and nickel combination, which is the same alloy of today's American nickels. It was also the first five-cent coin called a "nickel" instead of a half dime. James B. Longacre designed the coin, which is named for the big shield on the obverse. The Shield nickel contains 75% copper and 25% nickel giving it good value. Browse through the best deals on Shield nickels for sale below and add some to your collection.
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