Gold: 1865.74 1.84
Silver: 23.20 0.05
Platinum: 848.71 1.71
Palladium: 2179.74 6.54
How much are my U.S. Shield Nickels (Proof) worth?





About Shield Nickels (Proof)

Proof versions of the Shield nickel were struck during every year of the series run from 1866 through 1883. The Shield nickel, designed by James B. Longacre, became America?s first copper-nickel five-cent coin and is the forerunner of the nickel that we use today in commerce.

Proof Shield nickels are generally scarce, with between 600 and 3,000 pieces struck during any given year, with a few exceptions. On the high end of proof production is the 1883 proof Shield nickel, with 5,419 specimens struck. On the low side is the 1867 Rays proof Shield nickel, which saw a mintage of merely 25 pieces.

There are a few interesting notes about proof Shield nickels. The extraordinarily scarce 1867 Without Rays Pattern Reverse Shield nickel is one of the most challenging issues. The 1877 and 1878 are proof-only dates for the Shield nickel and thus trade at much higher levels due to pressure from date-set collectors. Also of note is the scarce 1879/8 proof overdate, though estimates by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) suggest this variety is probably about as common, or only a little less so, than the so-called normal date.



TYPE COIN

U.S. Coin Values

1867-1883 5c PR No Rays [Type]

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1866 5c PR With Rays

Mintage: 600

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1866 5c PR CAM With Rays

Mintage: 600

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1866 5c PR DCAM With Rays

Mintage: 600

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1867 5c PR With Rays

Mintage: 25

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1867 5c PR CAM With Rays

Mintage: 25

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1867 5c PR No Rays

Mintage: 600

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1867 5c PR CAM No Rays

Mintage: 600

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1867 5c PR DCAM No Rays

Mintage: 600

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1867 5c PR No Rays, Pattern Reverse

Mintage: 600

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1868 5c PR

Mintage: 600

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1868 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 600

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1868 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1869 5c PR

Mintage: 600

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1869 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 600

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1870 5c PR

Mintage: 1,000

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1870 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1871 5c PR

Mintage: 960

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1871 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 960

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1871 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 960

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1872 5c PR

Mintage: 950

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1872 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 950

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1872 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 950

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1873 5c PR Closed 3

Mintage: 950

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1873 5c PR CAM Closed 3

Mintage: 950

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1874 5c PR

Mintage: 700

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1874 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 700

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1874 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 700

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1875 5c PR

Mintage: 700

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1875 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 700

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1876 5c PR

Mintage: 1,150

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1876 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,150

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1876 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,150

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1877 5c PR

Mintage: 510

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1877 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 510

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1877 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 510

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1878 5c PR

Mintage: 2,350

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1878 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 2,350

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1878 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 2,350

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1879 5c PR

Mintage: 3,200

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1879 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1879 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1879/8 5c PR

Mintage: 3,200

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1879/8 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1879/8 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1880 5c PR

Mintage: 3,955

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1880 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,955

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1880 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,955

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1881 5c PR

Mintage: 3,575

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1881 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,575

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1881 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,575

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1882 5c PR

Mintage: 3,100

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1882 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 3,100

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1882 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 3,100

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1883 Shield 5c PR

Mintage: 5,419

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1883 Shield 5c PR CAM

Mintage: 5,419

U.S. Coin Values

1883 Shield 5c PR DCAM

Mintage: 5,419


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