Shield Nickels were the first official coin called a nickel.
Mostly because it was made out of nickel, among other
metals. It was produced from 1866 through 1883.
The picture below is what a typical Shield Nickel may look
like. As you can see, the nickel got its name from the
shield on the front of the coin.
Unlike Buffalo Nickels, there is not much demand for Shield
Nickels. Still, there value is well above face value.
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