About 1872 Shield Nickels
The 1872 Shield Nickel is very common as the mintage is high, at over 6 million, making it an 1870’s type coin. Easily accessible in all grades until MS66 where it becomes quite scarce from there on out. This issue is known to have a weaker strike all around and some die cracks but neither are serious problems.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Shield no Rays|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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