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Nickels

Nickels

  • 1866 5C RAYS Shield Nickel NGC MS66
    1866 5C RAYS Shield Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757075003

    1866 5C RAYS Shield Nickel NGC MS66

    $16,200.00
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  • 1867 5C No Rays CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66
    1867 5C No Rays CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 907641009

    1867 5C No Rays CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66

    $2,970.00
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  • 1883 5C Shield Shield Nickel NGC MS65
    1883 5C Shield Shield Nickel NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758824012

    1883 5C Shield Shield Nickel NGC MS65

    $546.25
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  • 1885 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS AU55
    1885 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754415034

    1885 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS AU55

    $2,025.75
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  • 1889 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR65
    1889 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756993004

    1889 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR65

    $488.75
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  • 1896 5C CA Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR66
    1896 5C CA Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910091010

    1896 5C CA Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR66

    $3,780.00
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  • 1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758938007

    1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66

    $666.00
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  • 1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368010

    1901 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66

    $666.00
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  • 1907 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    1907 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469131

    1907 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS66

    $1,110.00
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  • 1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910085008

    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66

    $5,670.00
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  • 1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469133

    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66

    $4,860.00
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  • 1913 Type One DDR FS-1802 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS63
    1913 Type One DDR FS-1802 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 757909017

    1913 Type One DDR FS-1802 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS63

    $777.00
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  • 1913 Type Two CAC Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    1913 Type Two CAC Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758890030

    1913 Type Two CAC Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

    $832.50
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  • 1913-D Type One 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+
    1913-D Type One 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469134

    1913-D Type One 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+

    $666.00
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  • 1913-S Type One Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65
    1913-S Type One Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758939017

    1913-S Type One Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65

    $721.50
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  • 1915 5C Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR68
    1915 5C Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910178011

    1915 5C Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR68

    $14,040.00
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  • 1915-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65+
    1915-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469135

    1915-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS65+

    $3,078.00
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  • 1918-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS64
    1918-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758826001

    1918-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS64

    $1,642.50
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  • 1918/7-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS61
    1918/7-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758021040

    1918/7-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS61

    $37,260.00
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  • 1920 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66
    1920 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755708005

    1920 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66

    $1,916.25
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  • 1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel ANACS AU53
    1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel ANACS AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517048032

    1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel ANACS AU53

    $1,443.00
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  • 1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC AU58
    1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758939022

    1924-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC AU58

    $1,916.25
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  • 1931-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+
    1931-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469137

    1931-S 5C NGC Plus Buffalo Nickel NGC MS66+

    $1,276.50
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  • 1935-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67
    1935-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469138

    1935-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS67

    $1,971.00
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  • 1936 5C Type One Satin NGC Plus Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR67+
    1936 5C Type One Satin NGC Plus Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910132017

    1936 5C Type One Satin NGC Plus Proof Buffalo Nickel NGC PR67+

    $3,240.00
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  • 1937 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS68
    1937 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758480001

    1937 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS68

    $7,020.00
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  • 1940 5C Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR68
    1940 5C Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759469003

    1940 5C Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR68

    $2,970.00
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  • 1945-D 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS68
    1945-D 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758997006

    1945-D 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS68

    $1,110.00
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  • 1946-D 5C FS-501 Jefferson Nickel NGC MS65
    1946-D 5C FS-501 Jefferson Nickel NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759277003

    1946-D 5C FS-501 Jefferson Nickel NGC MS65

    $1,054.50
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  • 1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67
    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758502001

    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67

    $8,640.00
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  • 1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368019

    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67

    $2,970.00
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  • 1952-S 5C FS NGC Plus Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66+
    1952-S 5C FS NGC Plus Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368020

    1952-S 5C FS NGC Plus Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66+

    $832.50
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  • 1953-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    1953-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368021

    1953-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67

    $2,970.00
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  • 1954-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    1954-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368022

    1954-D 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66

    $1,806.75
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  • 1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759368026

    1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66

    $638.25
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  • 1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758535003

    1955-D/S 5C Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67

    $1,609.50
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  • 1963 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    1963 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 758767018

    1963 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67

    $1,971.00
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Nickels:

With the limited success of the Three Cent Nickel in 1865, the US Mint sought to replace the silver Half Dime coins. The denomination was becoming too insignificant for commercial use, and they wanted to reserve the silver for larger denomination coins. The first nickels were called Shield Nickels due to the prominent shield on the obverse of the coin. The reverse of the coin had a numeral “5” surrounded by 13 six-pointed stars. They were struck until 1883 and there were two years – 1877 and 1878 – in which coins were struck only in Proof condition for collectors. Assembling a complete set of Shield Nickels is certainly a worthy challenge.

The Shield Nickel was followed, in 1883, by the Liberty Head or “V” Nickel. It is called that due to the allegorical head of Miss Liberty on the obverse and the Roman numeral for “FIVE” – a “V” - on the reverse. Through 1883, the first five million coins were struck without the word “CENTS” on the reverse, leading some enterprising charlatans to gold-plate the coins in an attempt to pass them as Five Dollar gold coins. This series was struck until 1913, which is the rarest date of all. Only five 1913 Liberty Nickels are known to exist making it one of the rarest and most valuable coins in US history.

By 1913, the US Mint was directed to change the design of our coinage. President Theodore Roosevelt had created the desire to re-model our coinage to be as beautiful as that of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Although Roosevelt was no longer President, he succeeded in his wishes for a renewed coinage and the renowned sculptor James Earle Fraser designed the new nickel coin. He wanted the coin to display iconic American ideals, so the obverse depicted an American Indian and the reverse depicted an American Bison. These coins were struck between 1913 and 1938 and remain one of the most popular American coins of all time.

As 1938 approached, more than 25 years of striking the Buffalo Nickel had passed so a new design could be implemented. Felix Schlag designed a coin with a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and his home, Monticello, on the reverse. These coins are minted even today, more than seventy years after their initial striking in 1938. The designs remained unchanged until 2004 when Schlag’s obverse and a new obverse design were implemented to compliment multiple new reverse designs to commemorate our Westward migration. In 2006 the obverse design reflected a new portrait of Jefferson coupled with the Monticello reverse once again.

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