We use the word officially because one of the most famous coins of all is the 1913 Liberty Nickel which was produced under suspect circumstances. No buffaloes wanted. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is an American five-cent piece which was produced in extremely limited quantities unauthorized by the United States Mint, making it one of the best-known and most coveted rarities in American numismatics. McDermott was known to regularly go by his local bar and coin shows, showing his ultra-rare 1913 Liberty Nickel with supposedly this exact holder told by several important first-hand accounts. Joseph Wharton, an industrialist and nickel mine owner, was lobbying for the bronze cent to be made in copper-nickel. 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel CoinTrackers.com | Coin Values Online Type: Liberty Head V Nickel Year: 1913 Mint Mark: No mint mark Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $3428950, while one in mint state (MS) condition could bring $4,408,650 at auction if certified. Covering the Nickel series from Shield nickels, Liberty, Buffalo and Jefferson nickels. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. MS 62. “The 1913 Liberty-head nickel was discussed and the story of its first exhibition at a meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was told by several of the older members [italics added]. The year 1913 was when the old Liberty head or “V” design was replaced by the new Buffalo design — no Liberty nickels with a 1913 date were supposed to be produced. Nickels; Liberty (1883-1913) Shield (1866-83) Buffalo (1913-38) Jefferson (1938-Now) Mixed Lots; Grade. The Liberty Nickel series officially concluded in December 1912 and was replaced in 1913 by the new Buffalo Nickels. Save this search : Items in search results. Shipping and handling. PR 65. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Find the current Liberty Nickel values by year, coin varieties, and specific grade. The Shield Design proved difficult to strike and the US Mint was looking for solutions. The new type was introduced in 1883 and struck until 1913. Although with five known copies, the 1913 Liberty Head "V" nickel is not the most rare coin, it is perhaps the favorite coin amongst collectors and certainly one of the most famous of the world's extremely rare coins. 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel on eBay. Shipped with USPS First Class. Liberty Nickel (1883-1913) Liberty Nickel – In the early 1880s, a replacement was already being sought for the Shield Nickel which had been in production since 1866. 1911 Year US Liberty Nickels (1883-1913) Skip to page navigation. In 1972 a 1913 Liberty was the first coin sell for more than $100,000, and then in 1996 a 1913 Liberty again made headlines when it sold for more than $1,000,000. The holder was ultimately passed down to McDermott nephew. In its place were much more modest purchase offers, ranging from small amounts of cash to rabbits to knitting machines. The 1913 Liberty nickel was given the top position in the third edition of Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth’s book 100 Greatest U.S. There are only five specimens known to exist, one of which sold for $3,737,500 at auction in January 2010. see all. MS 64. 0 results found for 1913 liberty head v nickel. A man named Samuel Brown worked at the mint in 1913 and also introduced all five coins at the American Numismatic Association in 1920. The Liberty Nickel, designed by Charles Barber followed the Shield nickels. Part of the allure is that it is an issue which is not supposed to exist. MS 63. The 1913 Liberty Nickel is one of the most famous and valuable coins in American numismatics. Unknown . Today, these nickels are worth millions of dollars whenever one of them comes to auction. 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel America Rarest Coin. The story of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel begins with a mystery — no one is sure how or why the five known pieces were produced. The Liberty Nickel, commonly known as the "V" nickel for the Roman Numeral "V" on the reverse was officially produced from 1883 to 1912. Results matching fewer words. The 1913 Liberty Nickel. Of the five 1913 Liberty Head nickels, two have proof surfaces, and the other three were produced with standard striking techniques. Uncirculated. Liberty V Nickel Value Facts: Date – Mint Rarity: 1885 (starts at $400) is the key date of this series and followed closely by the 1886 (value starts at $200) and 1912-S (value starts at $140) and the semi-key dates are the 1883 With CENTS, 1888, 1894 and 1912-D and they start in value from $15 to $20. Coins (2008). Including more relating to your 1913 nickel value. Circulated/Uncirculated. Easily find how much your old coins are worth. These uncirculated coins have sold for record-breaking amounts over the years. Check out our liberty nickel 1913 selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our coins & money shops. Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties . FDR, after all, was only one year old at the time. MS 65. Enterprising individuals took advantage of this omission by gold-plating the coins, adding reeding to the edges, and passing the coins off as a new $5 Half Eagle. Ungraded. It is known that dies had been produced for a 1913 Liberty Nickel, as the decision had not been finalized to produce the Indian Head Nickel. Olsen Specimen & Star of Hawaii Five-O . ★ All include value charts, along side grading images to find the accurate value of your old nickels. The Liberty Head Nickel represented the second design for the newly introduced nickel denomination. The 1913 Liberty Nickel is considered to be one of the most valuable coins in the world. However, they are also highly counterfeited. In 1913 an unscrupulous mint employee produced five Liberty Head nickels dated 1913. The earliest versions were produced without the words “Five Cents” on the reverse. 1913 Liberty Head nickel: | | ||| | 1913 Liberty Head Nickel (from the |National Numismati... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. 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