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U.S. Coin Values: Shield Nickels (Proof).

About 1866 With Rays 5c CAM

First year of issue for both the Proof Shield Nickel Series and for the change of the 5 cent denomination from silver to nickel (both continue together until 1873). Extremely low mintage of 600 coins of which most were saved, making this issue scarce yet very accessible. Scarce in all grades and becoming rare as a high-end gem. Difficult to locate with cameo surfaces and a true rarity with deep cameo surfaces, as only a handful exist. Nice toners can be found with some searching.

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Coin Date: 1866
Denomination: 5c / Nickel
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Coinage Type: Shield with Rays
Coinage Years: 1866-1867
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Variety: With Rays
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Weight: 5 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 83817
NGC ID: 276G

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