My Account Order Status View Cart

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for our newsletter!


  Home > Other U.S. Coins > Nickels > Liberty Head >

1883 Racketeer Nickel Collection - 2pc
1883 Racketeer Nickel Collection - 2pc


 
Alternative Views:


Our Price: $39.95
Year: 1883
Mint(s): See item description
Composition: Nickel
Diameter: 21.2 mm
Mintage:


Product Code: 13960
Qty:

Description
 
Interesting Fact...


the United States Mint forgot to put the word "Cents" on the first Liberty Head nickel in 1883.

Con-men discovered that the coin was almost the same size as a $5 Liberty gold coin, so they gold plated the nickels and passed them off as "new" $5 gold coins!!!

The mint quickly caught on to this and corrected its error. They then added the word "Cents" to the reverse under the large "V" (Roman numeral 5). The original coin was only made for a few months and is treasured by collectors for its scarcity and unique history.
It is seldom seen, so get yours today!


This 2 coin set pays tribute to the debacle...an uncirculated 1883 No Cent Nickel paired with a circulated gold plated nickel, each encapsulated and presented in our custom display box.

You may also like...
Liberty Nickel Roll of 40 - Circulated
Our Price: $89.95

Add
Liberty Nickel Roll of 40 - Circulated

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Other U.S. Coins > Nickels > Liberty Head
Other U.S. Coins > Nickels