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Saturday January 19, 2019

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Liberty Head "V" Nickel
Years of Production: 1883 through 1913
Compostion: Copper and nickel
Minted at: Liberty Head "V" nickels were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, bottom left near rim.
Designer: The Liberty Head "V" nickel was designed by Charles E. Barber.
Comments: One variety of the Liberty Head "V" Nickel is the much prized 1913 Liberty Head "V" nickel. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

How much is my Liberty Head "V" Nickel worth? A nickel -- with a face value of 5 cents -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Liberty Head "V" Nickels.

1883 (w/o Cents) 5 Million
1883 16 Million
1884 11 Million
1885 1 Million
1886 3 Million
1887 15 Million
1888 11 Million
1889 16 Million
1890 16 Million
1891 17 Million
1892 12 Million
1893 13 Million
1894 5 Million
1895 10 Million
1896 9 Million
1897 20 Million
1898 13 Million
1899 26 Million
1900 27 Million
1901 26 Million
1902 31 Million
1903 28 Million
1904 21 Million
1905 30 Million
1906 39 Million
1907 39 Million
1908 23 Million
1909 12 Million
1910 30 Million
1911 40 Million
1912 26 Million
1912-D 8 Million
1912-S 238 Thousand
1913 5

Coins - Nickels - Liberty Head "V" Nickels

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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