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1882 Clad Shield Nickel NGC MS64 Brown Label

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1882 Clad Shield Nickel NGC MS64 Brown Label

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Why add this 1882 Shield Nickel to your collection of 19th century American coinage?

The Shield Nickel was introduced by the U.S. Mint in 1866. Issued annually through 1883, the series represents the Mint's first five cent denomination coin with nickel included in its composition. Design of the series is credited to James Barton Longacre, the Mint's fourth Chief Engraver from 1844-1869. The series' shield imagery is a modification of the Two Cent Piece introduced in 1864, which was also a Longacre design.

  • This Shield Nickel was struck in 1882.
  • The entirety of the Shield Nickel series was produced at the Philadelphia Mint (no Mint marks).
  • The coin's distinct gray color is a result of its 75% copper and 25% nickel composition.
  • The coin measures 20.5 mm in diameter.
  • Mintage is reported to be 11,472,900 coins.

Patriotic Design of the Shield Nickel

Obverse: A large shield adorned with thirteen stripes is centered on the obverse, flanked by curving branches of laurel. A stylized cross rests above the shield, beneath the inscription "IN GOD WE TRUST." The date of issue, "1882," is positioned below, near a pair of crossed arrows.

Reverse: The reverse is dominated by the number "5," in a circle comprised of thirteen six-pointed stars. The design is surrounded by the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "CENTS."

Remarkable Mint State 64 Condition

This 1882 Shield Nickel was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review. Featuring a superb strike and a significant amount of original Mint luster, the coin was awarded the impressive grade of Mint State 64. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder with a NGC certification label.

Make this 1882 Shield Nickel from the U.S. Mint's first five cent coin series a part of your collection today!

This 1882 Clad Shield Nickel NGC MS64 Brown Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1882
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Finish:Mint State
Label/Signature:Brown Label
Diameter:20.50 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
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