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.
Well detailed with nice problem-free surfaces. The 'key' date to this popular series.
The second lowest business strike mintage in the series behind the 1912-S. But far rarer than the '12-S as that date was kept by contemporary collectors as the last date in the series and the only San Francisco Mint Liberty Nickel. This example is sharply struck with attractive surfaces that have fewer marks than expected for the grade.
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.
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.
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.