- USA Coin Book
- 1866-P : Repunched Date
1866 Shield Nickels : Repunched Date
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.):
The 1866 Five Cent Shield Nickel had a RPD error in which the 1866 date was repunched over another 1866 date. Typically this can be seen by noticing the numbers of the underlying date appearing between the numbers of the primary date as depicted by the arrows in the example image above.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1866 Shield Nickel (Repunched Date Variety) is worth $75 in average condition and can be worth $566 to $922 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $0.0405
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