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 beautiful blast white example of this popular 'No Cents' sub-type from the first year of the series.
Blast white with thick frost on the devices.
Beautiful flashy white luster with frosted devices and semi proof-like surfaces.
An attractive flashy proof from the first year of the series.
A nice Gem Proof example of this popular first-year 'No CENTS' type.
CAC. Heavily frosted design features contrast beautifully against deep mirrored fields.
Flashy white luster and a great strike with frosted devices.
Beautiful blast white surfaces that are virtually perfect. The strike is sharp and the design is nicely frosted. This is the only 66+ CAMEO graded at NGC with just 3 better at 67.
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.
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.