Now own an exciting first-year-of-issue Liberty Head “V” nickel – from one of the most interesting chapters in coinage history!
- Charles Barber’s famed Liberty Head nickel was first issued in 1883, with a large Roman numeral V (five) on the reverse – but not the word “cents.”
- Soon, con artists discovered that when gold plated, the coins could easily be passed off to unsuspecting merchancts as $5 gold pieces.
- The word “cents” was soon added to the reverse, and these one-year-only 1883 No Cents nickels became instant collector items.
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1883
- Material: Copper-Nickel