The U.S. Shield Nickel — the Ugliest Coin Ever Made?

Not to mention corruption, politics and hoarding!

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The story of the first U.S. five cent nickel coin includes corruption and politics, money supply and hoarding. Add to that the fact that even one of the people most in favor of its production called its reverse design “a tombstone surmounted by a cross and overhung by weeping willows”.

Photo of a Shield Nickel from Wikipedi
Wikipedia Photo of a Shield Nickel

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Anthony Lawrence (Pcunix)
Collectibles, History, Knowledge

Retired Unix Consultant. I write tech and humor mostly but sometimes other things. see my Lists if your interests are specific.