5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" with "CENTS"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1883-1913
Value 5 Cents = ½ Dime = 1 Nickel (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 3683
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 112,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 119
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

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

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber Read more on Wikipedia

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

Script: Latin

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 Read more on Wikipedia

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 $ 7.30 $ 8.80 $ 13 $ 33 $ 70 $ 70 7%
1883  6 783 0.18% Proof
1884  11 270 000 $ 5.20 $ 14 $ 14 $ 14 4%
1884  3 942 0.16% Proof
1885  1 472 700 $ 540 0.8% (fr) Très rare
1885  3 790 0.13% Proof
1886  3 326 000 $ 110 1.2% (fr) Très rare
1886  4 290 0.10% Proof
1887  15 260 692 $ 5.20 $ 13 $ 13 $ 13 5%
1887  2 960 0.16% Proof
1888  10 167 901 $ 6.70 $ 12 $ 12 4% (fr) Rare
1888  4 582 0.18% Proof
1889  15 878 025 $ 3.50 $ 3.50 $ 3.50 $ 19 6%
1889  3 336 0.10% Proof
1890  16 256 532 $ 4.40 $ 4.40 $ 10 $ 10 $ 37 5%
1890  2 740 0.12% Proof
1891  16 832 000 $ 2.60 $ 5.50 $ 5.50 $ 7.10 6%
1891  2 350 0.08% Proof
1892  11 696 897 $ 3.60 $ 4.50 $ 5.40 $ 5.40 6%
1892  2 745 0.12% Proof
1893  13 368 000 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 16 6%
1893  2 195 0.18% Proof
1894  5 410 500 $ 3.70 $ 9.70 4%
1894  2 632 0.13% Proof
1895  9 977 822 $ 2.60 $ 4.90 $ 7.60 $ 7.60 6%
1895  2 062 0.13% Proof
1896  8 841 058 $ 2.10 $ 4.60 $ 11 $ 11 6%
1896  1 862 0.15% Proof
1897  20 426 797 $ 1.80 $ 2.00 $ 2.90 $ 3.50 11%
1897  1 938 0.2% Proof
1898  12 530 292 $ 1.20 $ 3.60 $ 3.70 $ 6.00 9%
1898  1 795 0.18% Proof
1899  26 027 000 $ 0.99 $ 2.30 $ 2.30 $ 5.40 16%
1899  2 031 0.13% Proof
1900  27 253 733 $ 1.50 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 3.20 $ 19 17%
1900  2 262 0.18% Proof
1901  26 478 228 $ 1.60 $ 1.70 $ 2.00 $ 5.10 $ 19 18%
1901  1 985 0.18% Proof
1902  31 487 561 $ 1.30 $ 1.40 $ 1.90 $ 5.10 20%
1902  2 018 0.3% Proof
1903  28 004 935 $ 1.00 $ 1.30 $ 1.90 $ 5.10 $ 5.10 19%
1903  1 790 0.3% Proof
1904  21 403 167 $ 1.60 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 3.10 $ 3.10 17%
1904  1 817 0.18% Proof
1905  29 825 124 $ 1.60 $ 1.80 $ 1.90 $ 2.00 $ 23 21%
1905  2 152 0.2% Proof
1906  38 612 000 $ 1.60 $ 1.80 $ 2.40 $ 4.20 $ 4.20 24%
1906  1 725 0.18% Proof
1907  39 213 325 $ 1.40 $ 1.80 $ 2.10 $ 3.20 $ 8.50 25%
1907  1 475 0.3% Proof
1908  22 684 557 $ 1.40 $ 1.80 $ 2.50 $ 5.20 $ 15 19%
1908  1 620 0.15% Proof
1909  11 585 763 $ 1.60 $ 1.90 $ 2.40 $ 5.80 $ 5.80 14%
1909  4 763 0.2% Proof
1910  30 166 948 $ 1.50 $ 1.80 $ 1.90 $ 3.20 $ 9.10 23%
1910  2 405 0.3% Proof
1911  39 557 639 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 2.10 $ 4.60 $ 13 $ 20 29%
1911  1 733 0.2% Proof
1912  26 234 569 $ 1.80 $ 1.90 $ 2.30 $ 6.50 $ 14 25%
1912  2 145 0.4% Proof
1912 D 8 474 000 $ 1.80 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 4.30 7%
1912 S 238 000 $ 120 $ 120 1.0% (fr) San Francisco, très rare
1913  5 0.3% 5 Known

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Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" (with "CENTS")Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" (with "CENTS")Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" (with "CENTS")Picture 1 of a sold 5 Cents "Liberty Nickel" (with "CENTS")
Stacks Bowers
August 2018 ANA Auction
Internet Archive
Aug 16, 2018 1913 – 5 Known UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 4 560 000.00
(+ buyer's premium)

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