The Forgotten Shield Nickels

Benvenuto, Mark
September 2008
Virginia Numismatist;Fall2008, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p10
The article offers good information and good advice concerning shield nickels in the U.S. The use of a nickel coin was started on May 16, 1866 after Mint Act authorized to use it. It notes that the shield nickels was designed by James Longacre that was issued first in 1866 with a total amount of 14.7 million coins. It suggests that patience is an important factor in collecting shield nickels.


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