1883 5 Cent Liberty Head BU No Cent

1883 5 Cent Liberty Head BU No Cent
1883 5 Cent Liberty Head BU No Cent 1883 5 Cent Liberty Head BU No Cent 1883 5 Cent Liberty Head BU No Cent
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182471

This First Liberty Nickel Was "Centsless!"

When the U.S. Mint released the new Liberty Nickel in 1883, some folks were more impressed with the design than others. You see, the mint neglected to put the word "cents" anywhere on the coin. It just had a big Roman numeral V. Some ne'er-do-wells gold-plated the nickels and passed them off as $5 gold pieces! The mint immediately added "CENTS" to the coin design. The No Cents type has been sought after ever "cents!"

Year of Issue 1883
Country United States
Composition Copper-Nickel - CuNi
Purity Mixed
Condition
Uncirculated
A state of preservation used to describe coins that never circulated in the channels of commerce, i.e. a coin without any wear from circulation.
Grade
BU
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are freshly minted coins that have seen absolutely no general circulation. These coins are either produced specifically for collectors or have been gathered and preserved immediately after production. These coins have tremendous mint luster that give distinct definition to every detail along with luminescent fields.
Denomination 0.05
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
Philadelphia - P
From its humble beginnings on Seventh Street through four different locations, the United States Mint's "Mother Mint" at 151 North Independence Mall East in Philadelphia is the largest of its kind in the world. The Philadelphia Mint is home to die production for all U.S. coinage, as well as facilities that produce a daily average of 30 million coins worth about $1 million.
Coin Weight 5 Grams - g
Dimensions 21.2mm
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