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 flashy brilliant surfaces.
With CENTS added on the reverse. An attractive brilliant proof.
Very attractive with satiny luster and a very sharp strike.
CAC. A gorgeous 'With Cents' nickel with blazing untoned luster, a strong strike, and pristine surfaces.
Well struck with minimal marks and shimmering brilliant luster.
Sharply struck with rich satiny luster and no spots or significant marks.
Reflective surfaces and a needle-sharp strike with golden toning.
A needle-sharp strike with flashy mirrored fields and lightly frosted design features.
A 'key' date with problem-free battleship gray surfaces.
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. Very desirable and sure to please. Housed in an old 'blue label' holder.
CAC. A wonderful example of this 'key' date with vibrant luster and a nice light champagne hue. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are gorgeous and nearly mark-free.
A stunning pastel rainbow of color, including ice-blue, rose, and lemon-gold, rests upon deeply reflective mirrors. Surfaces are nearly pristine and eye appeal is amazing. A 'key' date with only 3 coins graded numerically finer at PCGS.
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!
The 'key' to the Liberty Nickel series.
A 'key' date with pleasing battleship gray surfaces. More commonly seen in lower circulated grades. This is a very desirable higher end circulated example.
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.