1883 Shield Nickel

The 1883 Shield Nickel (Buy on eBay) represents the final issue of the series, which overlapped with the Liberty Nickel series. The mintage of the 1883 Shield Nickel was 1,451,500, with 5,419 proof coins produced. The mintage of proof coins was the highest of the series.

Coin Specifications

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