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Five Cent Type Set (1866-present): History of Nickels

History of Nickels

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Weighted GPA 67.604
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.604
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About this set: Nickel type set depicting historical events involving the minting of five cent nickels since 1866. 1866 and 1883 was the first and last year for minting of Shield nickels. With the 1883 Liberty Head type 2 produced to note “Cents” on the back, the 1883 was the only year that three types of nickels were minted in one year - discounting the debatable legality of minting of the 1913 Liberty Head. 1913 saw the Buffalo nickel type 1 and 2, where the type two addressed protection of the date from wear. It is unfortunate that PCGS does not require a pre-World War II nickel, or this set would have the 1938 Jefferson nickel included, but that just does not get the points that a PR70 DCAM does.

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Shield Nickel, Rays (1866-1867)8381718665CPR66CA34313711First year of issue for the five cent nickel, designed by James B. Longacre...
Shield Nickel, No Rays (1867-1883)8383818835CPR67CA10133923
Liberty Head Nickel, No "CENTS" (1883)384118835CMS67300591First year of issue for the Liberty nickel, designed by Charles E. Barber (...
Liberty Nickel (1883-1913)8388118835CPR66+ CA35269715Well struck and beautiful example of the Type 2 Liberty nickel, struck the ...
Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913)391519135CMS674985463173First year of issue for the Buffalo nickel, designed by the artist James E....
Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938)392119135CMS672224402323
Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)942392003-S5CPR70DC797086880Last year of issue for the Jefferson nickel as designed by Felix Schlag (af...
Jefferson Nickel, Wartime (1942-1945)840261945-D5CMS67FS74102923175Last year of issue for the World War II Jefferson nickel with mintmark abov...
Westward Journey Nickel (2004-2005)942422005-S5CPR70DC1103038090Last year of issue for the Westward Journey Nickel series. The Buffalo her...
Return to Monticello Nickel (2006-present)4072622009-S5CPR70DC416042150
Great coins, great photos, excellent presentation and well thought out set to boot.
Posted @ 8/24/2009 6:16 PM By MWoodsCollection