About 1868 Shield Nickels
The 1868 Shield Nickel is extremely common as the mintage is very high (almost 29 million) making it the second most common coin in the series and the ideal type coin. Easily accessible in all grades until MS67 where it becomes quite scarce. This issue is known to be well struck but suffers from problems with die cracks.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Shield no Rays|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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