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US Shield Nickel 5 cents

 

 

Shield Nickel - Rays and Stars

 

US coin 5 cents 1866

 

Face value: 5 cents ($0.05)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 20.5 mm.
Weight 5 g.

Minted:
1866,
1867

Reverse: Value within center of rays between stars
Reverse legend: 5 CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Obverse: Draped garland above shield
Obverse legend: IN GOD WE TRUST / 1866

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#96

 

Price for coin in F condition - $40-60

 

 

Shield Nickel - Stars

 

US coin 5 cents 1866

 

Face value: 5 cents ($0.05)
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 20.5 mm.
Weight 5 g.

Minted:
1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883

Reverse: Value within circle of stars
Reverse legend: 5 CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Obverse: Draped garland above shield
Obverse legend: IN GOD WE TRUST / 1873

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#97

 

Price for coin in F condition - $30-40