Click to enlargeJ496/P582

This is the second shield nickel design with small motto and split date combined with the Short 5 reverse.

Examples were struck as follows:

Nickel J494/P581 This is unconfirmed. Taxay lists the Crosby sale but lot 1800 was copper and not nickel.

Copper and/or Bronze J495-J496/P582 with only 3 or 4 believed to exist.

Incomplete white metal obverse splashers, P3278 and P3279 are in the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

The obverse die contains a die cutting error. The motto was started too far to the right in a location similar to the regular 1866 shield nickel obverse die and then corrected. The second leaf points to the remnants of the letter "T" as shown in the image below.



Discovery and image courtesy of Lou Butterfield.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.