5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" without "CENTS"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1883
Value V Cents = 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 18294
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References KM# 111
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty head facing left with the date below and the 13 stars of the original union around the rim above

Lettering:
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
LIBERTY
1883

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber's coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Reverse

The roman numeral 5 surrounded with a vegetal wreath, which is surrounded by the country name and the motto

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
V
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Translation:
United States of America
V
Out of Many, One

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber's coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

On this first type, there is no word "cents", so many were gold plated and passed for 5 dollars and are commonly known as racketeer nickels. Later on, on the 2nd type (KM#112), the word "cents" was added.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1883  5 474 300 4.87 9.15 9.56 12 16 37 99%
1883  5 219 1.4% Proof

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