Click to enlargeJ499/P584

The shield design with small motto and split date combined with the regular stars and rays reverse.

Examples were struck as follows:

Nickel J497/P583 with about a half dozen known.

Copper and/or Bronze J498-J499/P584 with less than a dozen known.

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 Superior.