TITLE

The Forgotten Shield Nickels

AUTHOR(S)
Benvenuto, Mark
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Virginia Numismatist;Fall2008, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
41670423

 

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