Big V Talks ON US Coin Collecting: The Shield Nickel of 1866 to 1883

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Shield Nickel of 1866 to 1883

After the Civil War, the mint looked to once again bring smaller denominations back into circulation. People were still hoarding silver and gold coins so they looked to nickel coins. The three cent nickel had remained out in circulation so they decided to make the new five cent coin from nickel. As... Sign in to see full entry.

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