• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 02/04/03
  • Description
  • 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 ... more
    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. less
  • Format
  • IHA00228.jpg