History of Nickels

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About this set: Nickel type set depicting historical events involving the minting of five cent nickels since 1866. Last year mintmark is either Philadelphia or San Francisco if in proof, otherwise Denver if there were no proofs that year. First year mintmarks are Philadelphia since it was in Philadelphia that the first United States federal coining facility was established.

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History of Nickels
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
Shield Nickel, Rays (1866-1867)8381718665CPR66CA303First year of issue for the five cent nickel, designed by James B. Longacre...
Shield Nickel, No Rays (1867-1883)8383818835CPR67CA101
Liberty Head Nickel, No "CENTS" (1883)384118835CMS67300First year of issue for the Liberty nickel, designed by Charles E. Barber (...
Liberty Nickel (1883-1913)8388118835CPR66+ CA35
Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913)391519135CMS6748837First year of issue for the Buffalo nickel, designed by the artist James E....
Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938)39851938-D/S5CMS671946Last year of issue for the Buffalo nickel, first year of issue for the Jeff...
Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)942392003-S5CPR70DC7350Last year of issue for the Jefferson nickel as designed by Felix Schlag (af...
Jefferson Nickel, Wartime (1942-1945)840261945-D5CMS67FS739Last year of issue for the World War II Jefferson nickel with mintmark abov...
Westward Journey Nickel (2004-2005)942422005-S5CPR70DC10280Last year of issue for the Westward Journey Nickel series. The Buffalo her...
Return to Monticello Nickel (2006-present)4072622009-S5CPR70DC3910
Great coins, great photos, excellent presentation and well thought out set to boot.
Posted @ 8/24/2009 6:16 PM By MWoodsCollection