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1866-1883 Shield Nickel - The First Nickel

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The Shield Nickel is the first nickel ever produced by the United States. Prior to this coin only "half dimes" were produced. This was the first ever "nickel" we we knew it! This is because previous 5 cent pieces were made of silver, but this was the first copper-nickel alloy, dubbing it the "nickel". The mintage numbers of these coins are just a fraction of what was minted for any other type of nickel. It was only produced for a handful of years, and finding this coin in quantity is not easy.

As you can tell, the design on these pieces is quite unique and intricate, making them highly desired by collectors. We have acquired a very small deal of these, so get yours while we still have them at this reduced price! You will received (1) circulated coin with each order.


  • First EVER "nickel"!
  • Tiny mintage
  • Limited-time low price!