First-Year Type One 1883 & 1913 Nickel Set


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Own two unique and famous U.S. coins! This set contains the historic Type 1 Liberty Head and Buffalo nickels struck only briefly during the first year of each series:

  • 1883 "No Cents" Type 1 Liberty Head Nickel – with only a large roman numeral V to indicate value, and a design very similar to $5 gold coins of the era, con artists gold-plated the inaugural 1883 Liberty Head nickels and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. The word CENTS was soon added to the reverse!
  • 1913 Type 1 Buffalo Nickel – when the Buffalo nickel debuted in 1913, the buffalo stood upon a raised mound inscribed FIVE CENTS. But in such a vulnerable location, the inscription quickly wore away. Within three months of the start of production, FIVE CENTS was placed in a protective recessed area.

Struck over a century ago, these short-lived varieties from the first years of two popular series are in great demand among collectors. Order the legendary Type 1 Liberty Head and Buffalo nickels now and SAVE while supplies last!