1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 30, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

You would be bidding on an 1883 No Cents Nickel. A little background on this coin.

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Because the first 1883 Liberty Head ‘V’ nickels did not contain the words ‘FIVE CENTS,’ and also because the coins are about the same diameter and look somewhat similar to the then-circulating $5 Liberty gold coin, some people took it upon themselves to gold-plate 1883 no-cents Liberty nickels and try to pass them off as $5 gold coins.

Apparently, this was a somewhat pervasive problem at the time and the United States Mint soon added ‘FIVE CENTS’ to the reverse of the coin under the ‘V’ to ward off any further counterfeiting.

What some folks won't do. This is a solid coin with no obvious flaws. I would give in an AU or Lower End Unc. It is beginning to pick up some natural bluing around the rim.

We will be shipping USPS Priority Mail or if requested by the winning bidder, either UPS or FedEx Ground Services.

Thanks for looking and good luck, Jimy