PCGS Set Registry®
History of Nickels - 5th
GPA with Top Bonuses
History of Nickels
|Image||Item||PCGS #||Date||Denom||Grade||PCGS # Pop||PCGS # Pop Higher||Pop||Pop Higher||Comments|
|Shield Nickel, Rays (1866-1867)||83817||1866||5C||PR66CA||35||4||149||13||
First year of issue for the five cent nickel, designed by James B. Longacre. Obverse: Horizontal lines of shield clearly defined, vertical lines have slight flatness towards the center which seems to be normal among most early shield nickels. Otherwise, this is a perfect proof shield nickel that reflects its grade (CAC).
|Shield Nickel, No Rays (1867-1883)||83838||1883||5C||PR67CA||10||1||391||33||
|Liberty Head Nickel, No "CENTS" (1883)||3841||1883||5C||MS67||33||1||69||2||
First year of issue for the Liberty nickel, designed by Charles E. Barber (or George T. Morgan as I am more inclined to believe given Mr. Barber's lack of artistic talent). With full left corn and full stars, this coin has full details as described in Q. David Bowers book, "A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels." Excellent luster with nearly mirror prooflike fields on both sides.
|Liberty Nickel (1883-1913)||83881||1883||5C||PR66+ CA||3||5||437||881||
Well struck and beautiful example of the Type 2 Liberty nickel, struck the same year as the Type 1 to prevent further counter fitting of the Type 1 as a five dollar gold piece.
|Buffalo Nickel, Type 1 (1913)||3915||1913||5C||MS67||528||88||672||109||
First year of issue for the Buffalo nickel, designed by the artist James E. Fraser who studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the turn of the century. A nicely struck coin with almost full details. Excellent luster front and back with a hint of light blue toning.
|Buffalo Nickel, Type 2 (1913-1938)||3921||1913||5C||MS67||24||5||4786||502||
|Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)||94239||2003-S||5C||PR70DC||971||12107||
Last year of issue for the Jefferson nickel as designed by Felix Schlag (after alterations ordered by the Federal Fine Arts Commission were made).
|Jefferson Nickel, Wartime (1942-1945)||84026||1945-D||5C||MS67FS||95||23||3532||399||
Last year of issue for the World War II Jefferson nickel with mintmark above the dome of Monticello.
|Westward Journey Nickel (2004-2005)||94242||2005-S||5C||PR70DC||1294||4470||
Last year of issue for the Westward Journey Nickel series. The Buffalo here is certainly not as artistic as was Fraser's Buffalo on the original Buffalo Nickel, but it is nice to see a change, which is what was represented in the Western Nickel series.
|Return to Monticello Nickel (2006-present)||407262||2009-S||5C||PR70DC||506||6470||