United States
Shield Nickel

The Shield nickel
(1866-1883) was
designed by James
B. Longacre based
on his two-cent
pieces, and
symbolizes the
strength of a unified
America. The coin
takes its name from
the motif on its
obverse, and was the
first five-cent coin
referred to as a

United States Shield Nickel
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