Provident Metals makes it easy to invest in copper with circulated Liberty “V” Nickels, now available in 40-count rolls.
Liberty Head nickels were produced at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mints from 1883 to 1912. The obverse of each “V” Nickel features the left-facing profile of Lady Liberty. Her hair is styled in a loose bun, and the band atop her head reads LIBERTY. She is surrounded by 13 stars, with the date of issue marked across the bottom of the coin.
The reverse of each Liberty Head Nickel is stamped with the Roman numeral V at its center, indicating its face value of five cents. The V is surrounded by a wreath of laurel, along with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Mint marks can be found in the lower right corner. Each coin is composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, with a diameter of 21.2 mm and a weight of .1651 troy ounces.
Brief History of the Liberty Head “V” Nickel
In 1866, the United States Mint began producing the ill-fated Shield Nickel, which presented the mint with a number of headaches. Difficult to strike — thanks to its detailed design — the nickel was issued for less than two decades.
In an attempt to increase nickel sales and simplify the striking process, Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber was commissioned to design a new nickel, which entered production in 1883. Barber’s new Liberty Head “V” Nickel was incredibly popular with the public, remaining in circulation for nearly 30 years.
Invest in copper with AG Liberty Head “V” Nickels, available from Provident Metals in 40-count rolls. Use our secure online ordering system, and your coins will arrive in just days.
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