Nickles

The Five-Cent coin was first authorized by the Act of April 2, 1792, that was passed by Congress.  However, this coin was known as a Half Dime and was struck in silver until 1873.  In 1866, the U.S. Mint introduced a new type of Five-Cent coin – a larger coin struck in .750 copper and .250 nickel that soon became known as a Nickel.  As a result, between 1866 and 1873, there were two different types of Five-Cent coins in circulation, the Silver Half Dime and the Nickel.
 
 
The first Nickel in 1866 was the Shield Nickel.  The obverse of this coin features a shield, while the reverse shows the denomination.  In 1883, the Liberty Head Nickel was struck for the first time.  The reverse of the first coins in 1883 had a large “V” (Roman “5”) but no notation of the word “Cents.”  Crooks gold-plated some of these coins and tried to pass them off as $5 gold coins, which were about the same size.  The U.S. Mint quickly added the word “Cents” under the “V” read more
 
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JEFFERSON NICKEL VARIETY COLLECTION
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JEFFERSON NICKEL VARIETY COLLECTION
JEFFERSON NICKEL VARIETY COLLECTION
5 DECADES OF S MINT PROOF NICKELS 1960's to 2000's
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5 DECADES OF S MINT PROOF NICKELS 1960's to 2000's
5 DECADES OF S MINT PROOF NICKELS 1960's to 2000's
1938 Last Buffalo Nickel and First Jefferson Nickel - BU
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1938 Last Buffalo Nickel and First Jefferson Nickel - BU
1938 Last Buffalo Nickel and First Jefferson Nickel - BU
1959 MINT ERROR NICKELS BLACK BEAUTIES
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1959 MINT ERROR NICKELS BLACK BEAUTIES
1959 MINT ERROR NICKELS BLACK BEAUTIES
Four Portraits of Thomas Jefferson
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Four Portraits of Thomas Jefferson
Four Portraits of Thomas Jefferson
1883 Racketeer Nickels
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1883 Racketeer Nickels
1883 Racketeer Nickels
Nickle Mania
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Nickle Mania
Nickle Mania
WWII Silver Nickel Mint Mark Collection
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WWII Silver Nickel Mint Mark Collection
WWII Silver Nickel Mint Mark Collection