About 1876 Shield Nickels
The 1876 Shield Nickel is a great type coin because it is both very common in most grades and has a far lower mintage (just over 2.5 million) than earlier type coin issues. Affordable and accessible up to the finest grades because this relatively low mintage does not command a premium until high gem grades. Die cracks are frequently seen on this date but so is high-quality luster, which can be found with a bit of searching.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Shield no Rays|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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