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Five Cent Piece, the nickel from 1866

Authorized to be coined. Act of May 16, 1866. Weight, 77.16 grains; composed of 75 percent nickel.

1866. Obverse: A United States shield surmounted by a cross, an olive branch pendent at each side, back of the base of the shield are two arrows, the heads and feathers are only visible; beneath, "1866;" above, in the field, "IN GOD WE TRUST."

Reverse: "5" within a circle of thirteen stars, and rays, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Size, 13.
1867. Same. No. 2. Same, without the rays
1868. Same as No. 2 of 1867.
1869 to 1882. Same as No. 2 of 1867.
1883. No. 1. Same. No. 2. Obverse: Liberty head wearing a coronet which is inscribed "LIBERTY," thirteen stars, and date, "1883."

Reverse: A "V" within a wreath of corn and cotton. Legend, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Exergue, "E PLURIBUS UNUM." No. 3, Obverse: Same as No. 2.

Reverse: Same, with "CENTS" as the exergue, and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above the wreath.
1884. Same as No. 3 of the preceding.