Nickels

Nickels

  • 1868 5C CA CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66
    1868 5C CA CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205061

    1868 5C CA CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66

    $2,700.00
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  • 1869 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67
    1869 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205063

    1869 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67

    $8,100.00
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  • 1877 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR67
    1877 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 754394054

    1877 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR67

    $8,100.00
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  • 1880 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66
    1880 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755730022

    1880 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR66

    $1,064.00
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  • 1881 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66
    1881 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755734008

    1881 5C CA Proof Shield Nickel NGC PR66

    $868.00
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  • 1882 5C Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67
    1882 5C Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516821046

    1882 5C Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67

    $1,204.00
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  • 1883 5C SHIELD CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67+
    1883 5C SHIELD CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 907974006

    1883 5C SHIELD CAC Proof Shield Nickel PCGS PR67+

    $2,700.00
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  • 1895 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS65
    1895 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094043

    1895 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS65

    $840.00
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  • 1905 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    1905 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094044

    1905 5C Liberty Nickel PCGS MS66

    $784.00
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  • 1909 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR68
    1909 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270037

    1909 5C Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR68

    $5,940.00
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  • 1910 5C CAC Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR67+
    1910 5C CAC Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756205041

    1910 5C CAC Proof Liberty Nickel PCGS PR67+

    $17,280.00
  • 1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS62
    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756206005

    1912-S 5C Liberty Nickel NGC MS62

    $2,007.25
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  • 1914 5C CAC Proof Buffalo Nickel PCGS PR67
    1914 5C CAC Proof Buffalo Nickel PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756270038

    1914 5C CAC Proof Buffalo Nickel PCGS PR67

    $4,860.00
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  • 1915-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    1915-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015005

    1915-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

    $3,456.00
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  • 1919 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    1919 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094059

    1919 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

    $1,120.00
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  • 1926-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS XF40
    1926-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS XF40
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755797025

    1926-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS XF40

    $784.00
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  • 1936-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    1936-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755474007

    1936-S 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67

    $1,232.00
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  • 1937-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS68
    1937-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755830023

    1937-S 5C Buffalo Nickel NGC MS68

    $10,800.00
  • 1938-D/S 5C FS-512 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    1938-D/S 5C FS-512 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755709011

    1938-D/S 5C FS-512 Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67

    $784.00
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  • 1938-D/S 5C Buffalo Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    1938-D/S 5C Buffalo Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755866058

    1938-D/S 5C Buffalo Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS67

    $728.00
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  • 1939 5C Doubled Die Reverse FS-801 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS64
    1939 5C Doubled Die Reverse FS-801 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218004

    1939 5C Doubled Die Reverse FS-801 Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS64

    $1,176.00
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  • 1939-D 5C Reverse of 1940 FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67+
    1939-D 5C Reverse of 1940 FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755405007

    1939-D 5C Reverse of 1940 FS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67+

    $4,860.00
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  • 1948 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67
    1948 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755818002

    1948 5C Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS67

    $952.00
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  • 1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516685001

    1951-S 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS67

    $3,780.00
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  • 1953 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR69
    1953 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR69
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756396013

    1953 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR69

    $540.00
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  • 1955 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    1955 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756012003

    1955 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66

    $560.00
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  • 1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516684013

    1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66

    $896.00
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  • 1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756012004

    1958 5C FS Jefferson Nickel NGC MS66

    $952.00
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  • 1966 5C SMS CA SMS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS68
    1966 5C SMS CA SMS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756169002

    1966 5C SMS CA SMS Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS68

    $896.00
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  • 1977-S 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR67
    1977-S 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755278001

    1977-S 5C CA Proof Jefferson Nickel NGC PR67

    $1,512.00
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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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