PCGS MS-63 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coin

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PCGS MS-63 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coin

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PCGS MS-63 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coin

The Liberty Head Nickel was the official five-cent circulation coin in the US from 1883 to 1912.

The coin was also known as the V Nickel due to its reverse design, which showcases the Roman number “V” instead of traditional Arabic numbers to describe the coin’s face value.

However, for the first strike of the coin in 1883, the reverse design did not contain the word “CENTS,” only the letter “V” indicating face value.

That caused ill-intentioned people to take advantage of the lack of the word “CENTS” to plate the new nickels with gold and pass them off as a new 5-dollar gold coin. Enough people were fooled that the US Mint quickly took action and inserted the “CENTS” reference below the Roman numeral “V” on the reverse in mid-1883.

The US Mint produced 5,474,300 units of the 1883 Liberty Head V Nickel No CENTS coin at the Philadelphia branch before the change in the design. These coins are made of a copper-nickel alloy (75% copper and 25% nickel). Charles Barber created the designs.

Today, you can purchase 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coin, sealed in PCGS slabs and certified as MS-63 coins, from SD Bullion.

Coin Highlights

  • Evaluated, encapsulated, and certified by the PCGS as an MS-63 coin;
  • Contains 75% of copper and 25% of nickel;
  • Produced by the US Mint in the Philadelphia branch;
  • Holds a USD 0,05 monetary denomination;
  • Designed by Charles Barber;
  • The obverse features Lady Liberty;
  • The reverse showcases the Roman number “V.”

The Design

The obverse features Lady Liberty’s left profile. In the image, she is encircled by thirteen stars, representing the Original Thirteen Colonies. She wears a coronet engraved with the word “LIBERTY” and a wheat wreath on her hair.

The year of issuance lies at the bottom rim.

The reverse depicts the Roman number “V,” flanked by laurels. The inscriptions surrounding it read “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

A PCGS MS-63 Coin

The PCGS - Professional Coin Grading Service is an independent third-party company in the numismatic market. It appraises and grades coins based on the Sheldon Scale, which ranks coins from 1 to 70 according to their condition.

MS stands for Mint State, indicating a coin produced in a business sample format that remained uncirculated. 63 indicates that the coin may present marks and minor visible hairlines.

Buy PCGS MS-63 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coins at SD Bullion

Seize the opportunity to collect an American coin of such historical and numismatic relevance.

Shop 1883 No Cents Liberty Head V Nickel Coins online from SD Bullion. The coins are sealed and certified by the PCGS as MS-63.

If you require assistance, you can also contact us at 1(800)294-8732 or through our web chat feature.



More Information
IRA ApprovedNo
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal ContentN/A
Year1883
PurityN/A
Diameter21.2
Mint/ ManufacturerUS Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited States
GradeMS-63
Grade ServicePCGS
Denomination$0.05 USD
Edge DesignPlain
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleYes

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