Paragon Numismatics - Nickel Coin - 1866 Shield Nickel

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Nickel Coin - 1866 Shield Nickel

When the Shield Nickel was conceived in 1866, five-cent pieces had been produced by the US Mint since 1792. Originally, these coins were known as half dimes and were made of silver. At the time, silver half dimes were comprised of more than 89% pure silver while the rest of the coin was made of copper.

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