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1883 Liberty Head V-Nickel NGC MS65 With Cents

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One of the earliest five-cent piece designs in the United States was the Liberty Head V Nickel. Produced from 1883 to 1912, this coin was just the second design in the US Nickel series and was part of the successor series to the historic US Half Dime. Today, you can get 1883 Liberty Head V Nickels online from Provident Metals in certified condition.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
  • 1st issue of Liberty Head V Nickels!
  • Limited number of certified coins!
  • Contains 75% copper and 25% nickel.
  • The face value of $.05 (USD) is backed by the United States of America.
  • Graded Mint State 65 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • On the obverse is a portrait of Liberty.
  • The reverse features the Roman numeral V and a wreath.
  • First date marks with the word CENTS engraved.

Prior to the release of the first US Nickel with a copper-nickel alloy, the US Mint issued the silver Half Dime, a five-cent coin with 90% silver content. The Half Dime disappeared from circulation during the Civil War as the intrinsic value of its silver far exceeded the face value. In 1866, US Nickels were introduced and, in 1883, the Liberty Head design debuted.


On the obverse side of 1883 Liberty Head V Nickels, you will find a portrait of Lady Liberty. This bust of Liberty comes with left-profile relief and includes both the laurel wreath and coronet crowns on her head. The field offers a ring of 13 stars with inscriptions of 1883 and the word LIBERTY on the coronet.


The reverse face of the 1883 Liberty Head V Nickel comes with an image of a Roman numeral V at the center. This is surrounded by a wreath with additional inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and CENTS.


The Liberty Head Nickel was designed in 1883 by the 6th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Charles E. Barber. This design initially lacked the word CENTS on the reverse, a move that was made based on the assumption Americans would know the V indicating the five-cent value. In June 1883, the US Mint altered the design of the reverse to add the word CENTS.


These 1883 Liberty Head V Nickels are available to purchase in Mint State 65 condition. These coins have a high-quality remaining mint luster with small clusters of contact marks, two larger marks, noticeable patches of hairlines, and scuff marks.

Please feel free to contact Provident Metals with any questions. Our team is available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 1883
Condition MS65 With Cents
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer US Mint
Diameter 21.2 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $.05
Country United States
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.5
Provident ID 3927806