1882 Shield Nickel

The mintage of Shield Nickels rebounded in 1882, after five years with limited or no production for circulation. The 1882 Shield Nickel (Buy on eBay) had a mintage of 11,472,900 pieces struck for circulation, making it the fifth highest total for the series. There were also 3,100 pieces produced for circulation.

Coin Specifications

  • Designer: James B. Longacre
  • Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
  • Weight: 5 grams
  • Diameter: 20.5 mm
  • Edge: Plain