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About This Set: Liberty Nickels - The forgotten Series.

In the world of coin collecting, denominations which are popular seem to coincide with denominations that are used for commerce. Obviously, the most common denomination is the cent, and collecting collecting this denomination is #1 among collectors (easily due to the low cost and ease of finding coins). Looking at all series, each seems to have a specific reason to collect them. After cents, you have dollars. Specifically Morgans as most dates are easy to find due to the massive number of available coins from the GSA sales, their large size, composition consisting of silver and dates minted to include the 19th century. Going down the list we finally end up with Nickels.

In terms of ranking nickels, you have Buffalo nickels leading the list. This coin is considered the most "American" coin the US Mint has ever produced. Second would be Jefferson's, due to ease of finding and low cost (almost all can be found in change, thus have a cost of face value). Shield nickels would be third since they are the oldest of all nickels. This leads us to the forgotten series, Liberty Nickels, If you look at a Red Book, you will not find any varieties listed. This would seem to be the only series listed with no varieties deemed worthy of collecting. Simply just a series that happened to be minted.

Liberty Nickels. What this series does have, that almost no other series has, is a true king coin. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of the top three coins, if not number one, of all coins collected. However, for the collecting world this distinction does not seem to trickle down the the rest of the series. This collector is an exception, the sale of the Olsen specimen in 1993 followed up by the Eliasberg sale in 1996 made this my favorite series.

I started this set in the standard Liberty Nickel category with the idea of completing a circulated set. PCGS, seemingly reading my mind, created the Everyman sets after this time. I simply registered the same coins in this new category of coins. This set was initially completed in 2010 with a overall rating of 38. Since then, I have been seeking AU-58 coins, completing this task in November 2016. With the exception of an occasional AU-58+ addition, the set is now complete.

If you want to learn more about this series, go to The Liberty Nickel Collector Society.

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Outstanding collection. Well done!

Posted at 9/23/2021 11:36 AM by wcwinters

I like the new 1884 - very nice.

Posted at 2/25/2021 9:01 AM by [email protected]

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