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.
Sharply struck with rich luster over nearly pristine surfaces. Pastel lavender, lime, and golden hues give this coin fantastic eye appeal!
Well struck with minimal marks and shimmering brilliant luster.
A needle-sharp strike with flashy mirrored fields and lightly frosted design features.
Highly lustrous deep mirrored fields contrast with frosted devices. A pleasing example of this key date.
Nice natural color.
Lustrous nickel-white surfaces exhibit a light gold dusting and a sharp strike. Marks are fewer than would be expected for the grade and none are of significance. A 'key' date that is desirable in all grades and is elusive at any level of mint state. Housed in an old 'blue label' holder.
Outstanding for the grade with flashy reflective surfaces that display subtle hints of ice-blue and lavender.
CAC. Impeccably preserved with dazzling surfaces that display iridescent hues of ice-blue, lavender and gold. The strike is needle-sharp and even under magnification, there is nothing to distract from the amazing eye appeal of this beautiful coin!
Strong detail and light nickel-gray surfaces. The key to the series!
Fine Details - Reverse Damage.
Lovely nearly pristine surfaces exhibit brilliant reflective fields and a razor-sharp strike. Always in demand as high grade business strikes are significantly more expensive than proofs for this scarce date.
Well detailed battleship gray surfaces.
Lustrous nickel-white surfaces and a super sharp strike. One of the 'key' dates in this series and a tough date in any grade.
CAC. A 'key' date exhibiting brilliant nickel-gray luster and just a hint of champagne hue. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC. Outstanding quality with intense brilliant luster and a very subtle ice-blue hue.