You can now own three of the most fascinating and sought-after coins in U.S. history – all over 100 years old and still in detailed Borderline Uncirculated condition! Each coin in this collection was struck only briefly, replaced with a design change during its first year of issue…
- 1883 “No Cents” Liberty Head Nickel – featuring a large Roman numeral “V” but without the word <span style="font-variant: small-caps">cents</span>. This design was so similar to $5 gold coins, that con men gold plated the nickels and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. The word <span style="font-variant: small-caps">cents</span> was soon added to the reverse!1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent – the first Lincoln cent ever issued debuted on the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The size of designer Victor David Brenner’s initials on the reverse caused a great controversy, so the initials were removed a few months later.1913 Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 – <span style="font-variant: small-caps">five cents</span> inscribed on a mound. The words wore away quickly, until they were placed in a recessed area midway through 1913 (Type 2). U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber’s jealousy over James Earle Fraser’s acclaimed design led to other modifications as well.
- Product Type: Sets
- Presentation: With Case