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Why does this superbly graded 1912 Liberty Head Nickel belong in your collection?
The Liberty Head Nickel was an annual product of the U.S. Mint, issued for circulation from 1883 until 1912. There are an additional five known examples with the 1913 date, which were clandestinely struck without the authorization of the Mint. The series features the artistry of Charles E. Barber, who succeeded his father William as the Mint's Chief Engraver in 1880. The Liberty Head Nickel also holds the moniker of the "V" Nickel, for the bold Roman numeral declaration of its denomination on the reverse.
Design of the Liberty Head Nickel
Obverse: Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, facing left, with her hair adorned with sprays of cotton and wheat secured by a "LIBERTY" inscribed crown. The image is surrounded by thirteen stars, with "1912" inscribed below.
Reverse: A wreath of wheat grains, ears of corn and cotton bolls encircles the Roman numeral "V" on the reverse. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "CENTS."
Magnificently Struck Mint State 66
This 1912 Liberty Head Nickel was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review and judged to be in outstanding Mint State 66 (MS 66) condition. Expect the coin to feature a superior quality strike, gorgeously finished surfaces and fabulous eye appeal. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed protective holder with a NGC certification label.
This expertly minted 1912 Liberty Head Nickel will make an exciting addition to your collection!
This 1912 Liberty Head Nickel NGC MS66 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:||1912|
|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!