Most Valuable Nickels Worth Money

1880 Shield Nickel Only 16,000 nickels were produced in 1880, and only 100 to 150 are known to still exist.

A raised lump just below the TE of STATES shows this coin to be one stuck for circulation rather than as a proof.

1867 Rays Shield Cameo Nickel The 1918-S is a scarce coin in any state and rare in mint state.

This coin is graded gem quality, making it the rarest regular strike Buffalo nickel between 1913 and 1919.

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1918-S Buffalo Nickel Acoin valued at five cents was the first official coin of the United States (in 1792), but nickels did not appear in the U.S. until 1866. 

On May 16 of that year, Congress passed an act to usher in the new five-cent coin, made of 25 percent nickel and 75 percent copper.

So what nickels are worth money? You’re not likely to find any of the following 20 nickels under your couch cushions.

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