Liberty Nickels

(1883-1913)

Chester Alan Arthur was in the White House, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was napping in a nursery in Hyde Park, New York. FDR, after all, was only one year old at the time. Horse-drawn carriages ruled the roads—and in New York City they also reigned supreme on the just-completed Brooklyn Bridge.

The year was 1883, and one year after FDR’s arrival in that nursery, the United States Mint was busy giving birth to a “baby” of its own: the Liberty Head five-cent piece.

The father of the new coin was A. Loudon Snowden, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint. Snowden believed that the nation’s three minor coins—the cent, three-cent piece and five-cent piece—should be uniform in design and metallic composition.

In 1881 he directed Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber to prepare suitable sketches for these denominations, with all.... (Expand Text)

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1885 LIBERTY 5C MS65+

THE KEY DATE TO THE SET.
$7,950.00

1885 LIBERTY 5C MS66+

SATIN LUSTER. KEY DATE TO THE LIBERTY NICKEL SET. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1885 LIBERTY 5C MS66+

A FLASHY GEM KEY DATE. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1885 LIBERTY 5C MS67

GEM SURFACES. THE KEY DATE TO THE LIBERTY NICKEL SET. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$48,500.00

1885 LIBERTY 5C PR68+

GEM PROOF. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$19,500.00

1885 LIBERTY HEAD 5C MS64

SATIN WHITE SURFACES. KEY DATE. CAC.
$6,500.00

1886 LIBERTY HEAD 5C MS66

A SATIN GEM, KEY DATE. JUST 2 MS66+ AND 2 MS67 COINS WITH HIGHER GRADES AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

1893 LIBERTY 5C MS67

WELL STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,950.00

1905 LIBERTY 5C PR68

GEM IRIDESCENT TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$6,950.00

1905 LIBERTY HEAD 5C PR68

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$6,950.00

1908 LIBERTY HEAD 5C PR67 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC. CAC.
$4,500.00

1909 LIBERTY 5C PR68

GEM PROOF. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$5,950.00

1912-S LIBERTY 5C MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. JUST TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$11,750.00