Two Nickels, Obverse and Reverse: no date
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The reverse reads "United States of America," and has a number "5" and "cents." There are thirteen stars for the colonies. The other coin shows a wreath with an indefinable shape in the middle, possibly a shield. All else has been worn off. The first nickel five cent coin was a shield type struck in 1866. It was 3/4 copper and 1/4 nickel. The shield type was replaced by the Liberty Head or "V" nickel in 1883. These coins have an Arabic number five instead of a Roman numeral "V," so they probably were minted between 1866 and 1883. How We Learn About Communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money 15 Economics; 16 History
|Illinois Heritage Association|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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