The Liberty Head “V” Nickel is one of America’s most famous and historic coins.
It was first minted in 1883 and was last struck for circulation over 90 years ago in 1912.
This collection includes the last three coins in the series, from 1910 to 1912. These coins are nearly 100 years old and have been out of circulation for generations.
The Liberty Head Nickel coin was designed by legendary U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.
The obverse features a portrait of Lady Liberty. The coronet in her hair is inscribed “Liberty” and behind the coronet are sprigs of cotton and wheat, two of America’s most important crops. The 13 stars surrounding the portrait represent the 13 original American colonies.
On the reverse, the Roman “V” (Roman number “5”) is contained within a wreath of cotton, corn, wheat, and tobacco.
The Liberty Head Nickel was replaced with the Buffalo Nickel in 1913. It is virtually impossible to find even a single Liberty Head Nickel today – and the last three years are among the hardest of all to find, especially in a complete set like this.
Most Liberty Head Nickels were worn or damaged in circulation, and millions were destroyed by the U.S. Government when they were returned by banks once the Buffalo Nickel was in circulation.
The mintages were much, much smaller than today’s Nickel mintages, meaning that even fewer coins had the chance to be saved for future collectors.
All three coins in this collection are carefully hand-selected for exceptional collector quality and are displayed in a custom presentation with a Certificate of Authenticity.