1878 Shield Nickels : Proof Only

Early Five Cent Nickels

Mintage: 2,350
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1878 Shield Nickel
1878 Shield Nickel Proof - Example image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$590$760$922$1,017$1,182$1,308$1,536-$2,043

The 1878 Shield Nickel (Proof Only Variety) is worth $760 in average condition and can be worth $1,536 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $2,043 or more. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0344





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