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1883 Clad Shield Nickel NGC PF66

1883 Clad Shield Nickel NGC PF66
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Why purchase this Clad 1883 Shield Nickel Proof?

U.S. Mint Director James Pollock introduced the nickel five cent piece in the wake of the Civil War. Americans were still hoarding coinage for their intrinsic value. In spite of the difficulty in striking coins from cupro-nickel, Pollock saw it as a temporary solution to replace fractional notes. The coins were first struck in 1866, the year after the Civil War ended, and this 1883 piece comes from the final year of issue of the original Nickel, the Clad Shield Nickel.

  • This coin was 5 cents legal tender in the United States.
  • This coin was struck from 5g of cupro-nickel.
  • This piece has a proof finish.
  • This coin was part of the final issue of Clad Shield Nickels.
  • This piece was struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • It comes from a mintage of just 5,419 pieces.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Proof 66.

Powerful Union Shield Design by James Longacre

Both faces of this coin were designed by James Longacre. Obverse: On the obverse, a union shield is flanked by a wreath. At the top of the design is the cross of the Order of Calatrava. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and the date, "1883," are inscribed along the rim.

Reverse: A large five stands at the center of the reverse. Encircled by thirteen stars, which represent the original states, it combines with the inscription "CENTS" below to note the coin's face value. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" spreads throughout most of the rim.

Beautifully Maintained PF66

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC0 graded this piece Proof 66. That grade indicates that the coin was very well struck and shows no traces of wear.

Add this Proof 1883 Clad Shield Nickel to your collection today.



This 1883 Clad Shield Nickel NGC PF66 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:1883
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF66
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Weight in Grams:5.00 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1608 oz
Diameter:20.50 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:1,456,919
Obverse Design:Shield
Reverse Design:Denomination within Stars
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