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Why purchase this Proof 1908 Liberty Head Nickel?
Issued from 1883-1913, the Liberty Head Nickel was an essential part of daily commerce in the United States for decades. Its designs, therefore, belong any collection of historic American coins. With a mintage of just 1,620 pieces, this 1908 proof is a fantastic option.
This 1908 Liberty Head Nickel comes from a fascinating part of American and world history. 1908 was the year the Ford Model T automobile was launched, at just $850, the year western bandits Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in Bolivia, and the year the Summer Olympics were held in London instead of Rome due to an eruption of Mount Vesuvius two years earlier. In 1908, New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance which made it illegal for women to smoke in public, although it was later vetoed by the major. Notable births in 1908 include actor Rex Harrison, actress Bette Davis, Oskar Schindler, whose life was depicted in the movie "Schindler's list," amongst other notable figures. Whether you're a history buff, or have a tie to this exciting year, you won't want to miss this 1908 Liberty Head Nickel!
Powerful Liberty Design by Charles E. Barber
Obverse: Charles E. Barber designed the obverse of this coin. Liberty features in left-side profile wearing a tiara on which her name is inscribed. The date, "1908," joins thirteen stars, symbols of the original states, in encircling the effigy.
Reverse: Barber also designed the reverse. An open wreath encircles the Roman numeral "V," which combines with the inscription "CENTS" below to provide the coin's face value. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" spreads throughout the rest of the rim.
Beautifully Preserved PF63
This coin earned a Proof 63 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade means that the coin has about an average strike and shows no traces of wear.
Add this 1908 Liberty Head Nickel Proof to your collection today.
This 1908 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:||1908|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||V in wreath|
|Reverse Design:||Liberty Facing Left with Crown|
The five-cent coin was created in 1866 to meet the growing need for circulating coinage in the aftermath of widespread hoarding of silver and gold coins during the Civil War. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the nickel!