1883 Shield Nickel. Shield. Proof-67 (PCGS). A lovely, richly toned example representing the final year Shield nickels were minted. Shades of green, blue, red and gray intermingle on each side providing the viewer with a fully original appearance. All devices are fully impressed and there are no marks or spots to report. Utterly remarkable preservation. A total of 5,419 proofs were struck this final year of issue.