Liberty Nickels were made from 1883 to 1913. The first 1883 nickels were issued without the word CENTS on the coin. Con men gold plated the coins and passed them off as five dollar gold coins! Later in the year the word CENTS was added.
There are several scarce and rare date Liberty Nickels. The 1913 Liberty Nickel is one of the most famous of all U.S. rarities with only 5 coins known. All Liberty Nickels were made in Philadelphia until 1912 when coins were made at the Denver and San Francisco Mints.
A flashy proof and outstanding for the grade. In an early PCGS holder.
An attractive flashy proof from the first year of the series.
A nice Gem Proof example of this popular first-year 'No CENTS' type.
Flashy white luster and a great strike with frosted devices.
CAC. Sharply struck with nearly flawless surfaces and silky smooth brilliant mint luster.
Three times as many 'with CENTS' nickels were made than the 'CENTS-less' type, yet the 'with CENTS' are much rarer today. Typically new issues are hoarded and interest in the new design had waned by the time 'CENTS' was added. The present example has gorgeous satiny nickel-white surfaces and a strong strike. Only 7 coins have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. A spectacular example of this better date with vibrant luster that is brilliant with faint ice-blue and gold hues. Only a single coin has graded finer at PCGS.
CAC. Old green label holder. Delightful light ice-blue hue with a subtle rainbow along the periphery.
Super intense white luster with deep mirrored fields and heavily frosted design features. Incredible quality with nearly flawless surfaces.
A gorgeous Premium Gem with attractive 'Cameo' contrast.
CAC. Sharp detail with original lustrous golden-gray surfaces. The 'key' date in the series.
A super flashy blast white proof with outstanding eye appeal.
Blast white with deep watery reflective fields and light frost on the design. A high-end Gem with no significant marks.
Crisp white luster and a sharp strike with beautiful cameo contrast.
Fantastic quality with vibrant brilliant luster and beautiful frost on the design elements. The surfaces are devoid of any noteworthy marks.
A pleasing example of this 'key' date with light nickel-gray surfaces.