1883 No Cents Liberty Head or V Nickel PCGS MS65
1883 No Cents Liberty Head or V Nickel. In 1883, mint officials changed the design on the Five Cents denomination. Differences from the reverse of the replaced Shield Nickel included a wreath instead of stars and a large Roman numeral "V" in lieu of the old Arabic numeral 5. The motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" took the place of the word CENTS. Taking advantage of the omission of the word CENTS, enterprising individuals plated the new nickels with gold, then passed them off as new Five Dollar gold pieces.
Enough people were fooled that mint officials recognized the problem and fixed it by restoring the word CENTS to its usual place at the bottom of the coin and moved the motto to above the wreath on the reverse. This change occurred in 1883, creating three major Nickel varieties for the year.
The silvery surfaces of this Gem display abundant cartwheel mint luster. Several die cracks on the obverse add interest to the piece. The item "1883 No Cents Liberty Head or V Nickel PCGS MS65" is in sale since Wednesday, April 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Nickels\Liberty (1883-1913)".
The seller is "oldworldcoinshop" and is located in McHenry, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Grade: MS 65
- Certification: PCGS
- Coin: Liberty Nickel
- Year: 1883
- Mint Location: Philadelphia
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Strike Type: Business
- Composition: nickel
- Certification Number: 3841.65/34697465
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States