The values provided are estimates based on the PCGS Price Guide and vary depending on the condition of the coins. For a detailed breakdown of values by grade or to view auction data for a specific coin, please click on the [coin name] in the table chart, which serves as a direct hyperlink to more information.

´╗┐AbbreviationGradeDescription
POPoorCoin is heavily worn, with details and inscriptions barely visible.
FRFairCoin is very worn, but some details remain visible.
AGAbout GoodCoin shows heavy wear, but major design elements are clear.
GGoodModerate to heavy even wear, but most major details are visible.
VGVery GoodMinor wear on high points, design and lettering are clear.
FFineLight to moderate even wear, with all details visible.
VFVery FineLight even wear, with most fine details still sharp.
XFExtremely FineMinimal wear on high points, with all details sharp and mint luster may be present.
AUAbout UncirculatedSlight wear on high points, with most or all mint luster intact.
MSUncirculated/Mint StateNo wear, as minted with full original luster (graded from MS-60 to MS-70 based on imperfections).

To simplify the table column names, we will use abbreviations.

Coin NamePO, FR And AGG And VGF And VFXFAUMSShop
1866 Nickel Rays (Regular Strike)$30.00~$40.00$50.00~$80.00$90.00~$175.00$225.00~$260.00$275.00~$475.00$500.00~$11,000.00Shop
1867 Nickel Rays (Regular Strike)$40.00~$45.00$50.00~$85.00$100.00~$225.00$250.00~$300.00$350.00~$650.00$700.00~$45,000.00Shop
1869 Nickel (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$45.00~$60.00$65.00~$90.00$100.00~$135.00$140.00~$190.00$200.00~$7,000.00Shop
1880 Nickel (Regular Strike)$2,000.00~$2,500.00$2,750.00~$3,500.00$3,750.00~$6,500.00$7,500.00~$8,500.00$9,000.00~$16,000.00$17,500.00~$125,000.00Shop
1870 Nickel (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$40.00~$70.00$80.00~$135.00$150.00~$185.00$200.00~$325.00$350.00~$6,000.00Shop
1866 Nickel Rays (Proof)----$750.00~$1,400.00$1,500.00~$17,500.00Shop
1881 Nickel (Regular Strike)$250.00~$300.00$350.00~$500.00$525.00~$700.00$750.00~$850.00$900.00~$1,250.00$1,300.00~$7,500.00Shop
1871 Nickel (Regular Strike)$100.00$125.00~$200.00$225.00~$375.00$400.00~$475.00$500.00~$750.00$800.00~$5,500.00Shop
1867 Nickel Rays (Proof)-----$30,000.00~$75,000.00Shop
1882 Nickel (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$45.00~$60.00$65.00~$90.00$100.00~$135.00$140.00~$190.00$200.00~$27,500.00Shop
1872 Nickel (Regular Strike)$45.00~$55.00$65.00~$100.00$125.00~$150.00$160.00~$180.00$190.00~$260.00$275.00~$15,000.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$45.00~$60.00$65.00~$90.00$100.00~$135.00$140.00~$190.00$200.00~$5,500.00Shop
1883 Nickel Shield (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$45.00~$60.00$65.00~$90.00$100.00~$135.00$140.00~$190.00$200.00~$17,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Open 3 (Regular Strike)$25.00~$35.00$45.00~$75.00$80.00~$115.00$125.00~$175.00$225.00~$350.00$400.00~$11,000.00Shop
1868 Nickel (Regular Strike)$35.00~$45.00$45.00~$60.00$65.00~$90.00$100.00~$135.00$140.00~$190.00$200.00~$12,500.00Shop
1883/2 Nickel Shield (Regular Strike)$250.00~$300.00$350.00~$600.00$700.00~$1,100.00$1,200.00~$1,350.00$1,400.00~$2,250.00$2,500.00~$65,000.00Shop
1880 Nickel (Proof)$80.00~$85.00$90.00~$115.00$120.00~$150.00$160.00~$185.00$200.00~$325.00$350.00~$3,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Closed 3 (Regular Strike)$60.00$70.00~$100.00$125.00~$225.00$250.00~$300.00$325.00~$550.00$600.00~$12,500.00Shop
1871 Nickel (Proof)----$275.00~$325.00$350.00~$6,500.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays – Pattern Rev (Proof)-----$10,000.00~$22,500.00Shop
1881 Nickel (Proof)-$75.00~$90.00$100.00~$130.00$135.00~$145.00$150.00~$300.00$325.00~$12,500.00Shop
1872 Nickel (Proof)----$250.00~$325.00$350.00~$7,500.00Shop
1874 Nickel (Regular Strike)$40.00$50.00~$85.00$100.00~$140.00$150.00~$170.00$180.00~$300.00$325.00~$20,000.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays (Proof)----$300.00~$350.00$375.00~$5,500.00Shop
1882 Nickel (Proof)----$250.00~$300.00$325.00~$12,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Closed 3 (Proof)----$275.00~$325.00$350.00~$11,000.00Shop
1875 Nickel (Regular Strike)$40.00~$60.00$70.00~$110.00$130.00~$200.00$225.00~$275.00$300.00~$425.00$450.00~$25,000.00Shop
1868 Nickel (Proof)----$300.00~$325.00$350.00~$4,500.00Shop
1883 Nickel Shield (Proof)----$200.00~$300.00$325.00~$12,500.00Shop
1876 Nickel (Regular Strike)$50.00~$70.00$65.00~$125.00$140.00~$200.00$225.00~$260.00$275.00~$375.00$400.00~$7,500.00Shop
1874 Nickel (Proof)-----$500.00~$6,500.00Shop
1869 Nickel (Proof)----$300.00~$325.00$350.00~$25,000.00Shop
1879 Nickel (Regular Strike)$500.00~$650.00$700.00~$800.00$825.00~$1,250.00$1,500.00~$1,850.00$2,000.00~$2,850.00$3,000.00~$17,500.00Shop
1870 Nickel (Proof)----$250.00~$325.00$350.00~$2,500.00Shop
1875 Nickel (Proof)-----$350.00~$25,000.00Shop
1876 Nickel (Proof)----$300.00~$325.00$350.00~$5,000.00Shop
1877 Nickel (Proof)-$1,900.00~$2,000.00$2,100.00~$2,400.00$2,500.00~$2,650.00$2,700.00~$2,950.00$3,000.00~$10,000.00Shop
1878 Nickel (Proof)-$1,100.00$1,100.00~$1,125.00$1,150.00$1,150.00~$1,175.00$1,200.00~$3,250.00Shop
1879 Nickel (Proof)--$140.00~$150.00$160.00~$185.00$200.00~$325.00$350.00~$3,750.00Shop
1879/8 Nickel (Proof)-$50.00$200.00$250.00~$285.00$300.00~$475.00$500.00~$110,000.00Shop
1866/1866 Nickel Rays RPD FS-303 (001.2) (Regular Strike)--$750.00~$850.00$1,000.00$1,100.00~$3,000.00$5,000.00~$6,500.00Shop
1867 Rays Nickel RPD FS-301 (Regular Strike)----$3,500.00~$4,500.00-Shop
1867 Rays Nickel DDO & RPD FS-302 (002.4) (Regular Strike)-----$1,750.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays RPD FS-1308 (Regular Strike)----$300.00~$375.00-Shop
1867/1867 Nickel No Rays RPD FS-1301 (Regular Strike)---$750.00~$850.00$1,100.00~$1,500.00$5,000.00~$6,500.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays DDO & RPD FS-1102 (Regular Strike)--$450.00---Shop
1868 Nickel Rev of 1868, FS-901 (Regular Strike)---$150.00~$160.00$175.00~$300.00$850.00Shop
1868 Nickel Rev of 1868 FS-902 (Regular Strike)---$100.00~$110.00$125.00~$250.00$275.00~$350.00Shop
1868 Nickel Rev of 1868 FS-903 (Regular Strike)----$300.00$750.00Shop
1868 Nickel Rev of 1868 FS-904 (Regular Strike)---$110.00~$135.00$175.00~$300.00-Shop
1868 Nickel RPD FS-307 (Regular Strike)-----$450.00Shop
1868 Nickel Rev of 1868 FS-906 (Regular Strike)-$125.00-$175.00$450.00-Shop
1869 Nickel Narrow Dt FS-301 (Regular Strike)---$90.00--Shop
1868 Nickel RPD FS-309 (Regular Strike)----$175.00~$210.00$250.00~$850.00Shop
1868 Nickel DDO FS-104 (Regular Strike)---$125.00-$500.00~$1,000.00Shop
1868 Nickel RPD FS-303 (Regular Strike)-----$2,500.00Shop
1870 Nickel RPD FS-301 (Regular Strike)-$100.00~$375.00$550.00~$1,050.00$1,150.00~$1,275.00$1,500.00~$1,700.00-Shop
1870 Nickel DDR FS-801 (Regular Strike)-$100.00~$175.00$225.00~$375.00$500.00~$600.00$700.00~$1,100.00$1,500.00~$5,500.00Shop
1869 Nickel RPD FS-1305 (Regular Strike)---$125.00~$275.00-$800.00Shop
1870 Nickel DDO & RPD FS-101 (Regular Strike)$45.00$55.00-$175.00-$3,600.00Shop
1871 Nickel RPD FS-301 (Regular Strike)-----$1,250.00Shop
1870 Nickel DDO FS-102 (Regular Strike)-----$2,250.00Shop
1872 Nickel DDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)-$65.00~$100.00$125.00~$225.00$275.00~$310.00$325.00~$410.00$425.00~$5,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Open 3 DDO FS-1102 (Regular Strike)----$350.00$2,000.00Shop
1873 Nickel Closed 3, DDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)--$235.00-$450.00~$600.00$700.00~$2,250.00Shop
1873 Nickel Cl 3 DDO FS-102 (Regular Strike)----$600.00~$1,850.00$2,000.00~$3,250.00Shop
1875 Nickel DDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)-----$900.00~$1,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Cl 3 DDO FS-103 (Regular Strike)---$225.00~$250.00$300.00~$700.00$800.00~$1,250.00Shop
1883/2 Nickel Overdate FS-303 (Regular Strike)-$60.00~$150.00$275.00~$700.00$900.00~$1,050.00$1,150.00~$1,475.00$1,600.00~$9,000.00Shop
1872 Nickel RPD FS-305 (Regular Strike)-----$1,100.00Shop
1883/2 Nickel Overdate FS-304 (Regular Strike)----$900.00$22,500.00Shop
1875 Nickel DDO & RPD FS-103 (Regular Strike)-----$3,750.00Shop
1876 Nickel TDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)-----$2,250.00Shop
1874 Nickel DDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)---$185.00~$190.00$215.00~$285.00$300.00~$1,650.00Shop
1883/2 Nickel Overdate FS-301 (Regular Strike)$200.00$275.00~$450.00$550.00~$1,000.00$1,150.00~$1,300.00$1,350.00~$1,850.00$2,000.00~$60,000.00Shop
1866 Nickel Rays, CAM (Proof)-----$1,800.00~$18,500.00Shop
1868 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$700.00~$5,500.00Shop
1883 Nickel RPD FS-311 Shield (Regular Strike)-----$500.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays, CAM (Proof)-----$850.00~$8,000.00Shop
1866 Nickel Rays, DCAM (Proof)-----$12,500.00~$45,000.00Shop
1883 Nickel RPD FS-312 (Regular Strike)---$100.00~$135.00$175.00~$350.00$375.00~$550.00Shop
1868 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$12,500.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays, DCAM (Proof)-----$3,250.00~$45,000.00Shop
1867 Nickel Rays, CAM (Proof)-----$45,000.00~$75,000.00Shop
1883/2 Nickel Overdate FS-302 (Regular Strike)-$200.00~$375.00$650.00~$1,150.00$1,250.00~$1,310.00$1,350.00~$2,050.00$2,250.00~$6,500.00Shop
1869 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$600.00~$12,500.00Shop
1870 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$500.00~$12,500.00Shop
1871 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$8,000.00~$12,500.00Shop
1872 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$700.00~$22,500.00Shop
1877 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$6,500.00~$20,000.00Shop
1878 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$1,400.00~$12,500.00Shop
1873 Nickel Closed 3, CAM (Proof)-----$600.00~$20,000.00Shop
1878 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$5,500.00~$22,500.00Shop
1874 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$850.00~$12,500.00Shop
1879 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$1,000.00~$22,500.00Shop
1882 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$550.00~$25,000.00Shop
1874 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$7,500.00Shop
1879 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$10,000.00Shop
1882 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$2,500.00~$25,000.00Shop
1875 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$750.00~$9,000.00Shop
1883 Nickel Shield, CAM (Proof)-----$450.00~$25,000.00Shop
1879/8 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$850.00~$12,500.00Shop
1871 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$600.00~$10,000.00Shop
1876 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$600.00~$7,500.00Shop
1876 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$3,500.00~$20,000.00Shop
1880 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$450.00~$25,000.00Shop
1880 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$1,500.00~$25,000.00Shop
1877 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$4,000.00~$25,000.00Shop
1881 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-----$550.00~$25,000.00Shop
1881 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-----$3,500.00~$10,000.00Shop
1867 Nickel No Rays – Pattern Rev, CAM (Proof)-----$7,500.00~$25,000.00Shop

Most valuable Coins in the Shield Nickel series

Coin NameCirculatedUncirculated
1880 Nickel (Regular Strike)$2,000.00~$16,000.00$17,500.00~$125,000.00
1879/8 Nickel (Proof)$50.00~$475.00$500.00~$110,000.00
1867 Nickel Rays (Proof)-$30,000.00~$75,000.00
1867 Nickel Rays, CAM (Proof)-$45,000.00~$75,000.00
1883/2 Nickel Shield (Regular Strike)$250.00~$2,250.00$2,500.00~$65,000.00
1883/2 Nickel Overdate FS-301 (Regular Strike)$200.00~$1,850.00$2,000.00~$60,000.00
1867 Nickel Rays (Regular Strike)$40.00~$650.00$700.00~$45,000.00
1866 Nickel Rays, DCAM (Proof)-$12,500.00~$45,000.00
1867 Nickel No Rays, DCAM (Proof)-$3,250.00~$45,000.00
1882 Nickel (Regular Strike)$35.00~$190.00$200.00~$27,500.00
1875 Nickel (Regular Strike)$40.00~$425.00$450.00~$25,000.00
1869 Nickel (Proof)$300.00~$325.00$350.00~$25,000.00
1875 Nickel (Proof)-$350.00~$25,000.00
1882 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-$550.00~$25,000.00
1882 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-$2,500.00~$25,000.00
1883 Nickel Shield, CAM (Proof)-$450.00~$25,000.00
1880 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-$450.00~$25,000.00
1880 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)-$1,500.00~$25,000.00
1877 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-$4,000.00~$25,000.00
1881 Nickel, CAM (Proof)-$550.00~$25,000.00