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5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" with "CENTS"

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1883-1913
Value 5 Cents = 1/2 Dime / Nickel (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 ↑↓
References KM# 112,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 119
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Head of Liberty with 13 stars around the head, representing the first 13 colonies/states of the United States of America

Lettering:
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
LIBERTY
1912

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

Large V in center, representing Roman Numeral 5 with wreath

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
V
·CENTS·

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many, One
Five
Cents

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

5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" (with "CENTS") -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The word 'CENTS' had to be added since people would dip the version of this coin with no 'CENTS' in gold and pass it off as a $5 gold coin.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1883  16,026,200 16.61 9.88 64.86 69.49 7%
1883  6,783 0.18% Proof
1884  11,270,000 5.86 10.48 4%
1884  3,942 0.18% Proof
1885  3,790 0.16% Proof
1885  1,472,700 0.8% Very Rare
1886  4,290 0.11% Proof
1886  3,326,000 1.2% Very Rare
1887  15,260,692 17.45 16.23 5%
1887  2,960 0.16% Proof
1888  4,582 0.2% Proof
1888  10,167,901 10.28 17.10 3% Rare
1889  15,878,025 4.65 5.09 1.55 20.94 5%
1889  3,336 0.09% Proof
1890  16,256,532 4.89 7.86 5%
1890  2,740 0.09% Proof
1891  16,832,000 4.14 10.63 4.51 6%
1891  2,350 0.09% Proof
1892  11,696,897 5.89 5.37 5%
1892  2,745 0.13% Proof
1893  13,368,000 4.15 7.25 29.08 6%
1893  2,195 0.2% Proof
1894  5,410,500 6.79 4%
1894  2,632 0.16% Proof
1895  9,977,822 2.89 5.25 11.63 20.94 5%
1895  2,062 0.13% Proof
1896  8,841,058 1.05 5.14 11.63 6%
1896  1,862 0.18% Proof
1897  20,426,797 2.07 1.38 13.96 10%
1897  1,938 0.2% Proof
1898  12,530,292 2.07 4.12 9%
1898  1,795 0.2% Proof
1899  26,027,000 1.05 2.58 2.33 6.25 15%
1899  2,031 0.16% Proof
1900  27,253,733 2.00 2.57 1.74 5.82 16%
1900  2,262 0.18% Proof
1901  26,478,228 2.00 1.90 2.34 6.29 5.57 17%
1901  1,985 0.2% Proof
1902  31,487,561 1.49 1.16 2.34 4.07 19%
1902  2,018 0.3% Proof
1903  28,004,935 1.06 1.28 2.33 5.23 18%
1903  1,790 0.3% Proof
1904  21,403,167 1.98 2.34 1.58 3.49 17%
1904  1,817 0.2% Proof
1905  29,825,124 2.00 1.86 2.42 2.33 21%
1905  2,152 0.3% Proof
1906  38,612,000 1.80 1.92 3.37 4.65 24%
1906  1,725 0.2% Proof
1907  39,213,325 1.98 1.92 3.20 2.62 24%
1907  1,475 0.4% Proof
1908  22,684,557 2.00 1.80 3.47 5.58 19%
1908  1,620 0.18% Proof
1909  11,585,763 2.07 2.09 2.33 5.20 13%
1909  4,763 0.2% Proof
1910  30,166,948 1.98 2.07 2.04 4.65 9.82 22%
1910  2,405 0.4% Proof
1911  39,557,639 2.00 1.66 2.33 5.00 17.45 39.06 29%
1911  1,733 0.2% Proof
1912  26,234,569 1.94 2.59 4.15 8.14 11.63 24%
1912  2,145 0.4% Proof
1912 D 8,474,000 3.94 3.16 8.68 11.17 6%
1912 S 238,000 133.70 1.1% Very Rare
1913  5 0.3% Extremely Rare, 5 Known

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