1881 Shield Nickels

Early Five Cent Nickels

Mintage: 72,375
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.):
1881 Shield Nickel
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USA Coin Book estimated value of 1881 Shield Nickel is worth $309 in average condition and can be worth $876 to $1,024 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $504 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: $0.0419

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