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1896 Proof Liberty Head Nickel NGC PF63

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1896 Proof Liberty Head Nickel NGC PF63

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Why purchase this Proof 1896 Liberty Head Nickel?

Charles Barber's Liberty Head Nickel was an important coin in American commerce in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This proof example is a fantastic choice for collectors who admire its striking designs. This issue is also appealing to collectors who like low mintage pieces, as this was the first Proof Liberty Head Nickel with a mintage below 2,000 pieces.

  • This coin was $.05 legal tender in the United States.
  • This coin has a proof finish.
  • This coin is part of a mintage of 1,862 pieces.
  • This coin was struck from 5 g of cupro-nickel at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Proof 63.

Powerful Liberty Design by Charles E. Barber

Obverse: Like the reverse, the obverse was designed by Charles E. Barber. Liberty faces left wearing a coronet that bears an inscription of her name. Thirteen stars spread throughout much of the rim, representing the original states, while the date, "1896," is included at the bottom.

Reverse: The Roman numeral "V" is encircled by an open wreath on the reverse. The "V" combines with "CENTS," which is at the bottom of this face, to offer the face value. Other inscriptions on the reverse read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Beautifully Preserved PF63

This coin earned a Proof 63 grade from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That means that it has about an average strike and lacks any traces of wear.

Add this 1896 Liberty Head Nickel Proof to your collection today.



This 1896 Proof Liberty Head Nickel NGC PF63 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1896
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF63
Finish:Proof
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Diameter:21.2 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.05
Mintage:1,862
Obverse Design:V in wreath
Reverse Design:Liberty Facing Left with Crown
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