- USA Coin Book
- 1883-P : 3 Over 2
1883 Shield Nickels : 3 Over 2
Early Five Cent Nickels
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.):
This is a 1883 3/2 Overdate Shield Nickel error. The 1883 date was stamped on top of the 1882 date which resulted in a 3 being stamped over a subtle 2. The 2 is still legible and is depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above.
The 1883 Shield Nickel (3 Over 2 Variety) is worth $333 in average condition and can be worth $2,150 or more in uncirculated mint condition. 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: $0.0333
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