5 Cents "Shield Nickel"

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1867
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 14852
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References KM# 96
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
1866

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
5
·CENTS·

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  14 742 500 9.75 14.97 36.30 167.69 78%
1866  600 1.1% Proof
1866  1.4% Restrike
1867  2 019 000 14.92 21.94 34%
1867  60 1.4% Proof

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