FIRST NICKLES ON THIS DATE IN 1866

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first 5 cent piece

The Shield nickel, designed by James B. Longacre,Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint (below). It was the first nickel five-cent piece minted in the United States.

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                                            James B. Longacre

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