Coin Folder for Nickel - Liberty Head Nickel
Type of Coin :
  Liberty Head Nickel
Year :
  1883 - 1912
Folder Size :
  8 1/4" x 6 1/8", 4 panels - 33 holes
Folder Brand :
  Littleton Coin Folder


When first minted in 1883, the large roman numeral "V" on the reverse was the only mark of the coin's denomination. As a result, some unscrupulous people gold-plated the coins and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. To prevent such fraud, later that same year the Mint added the word "cents" to the reverse.

Designed by Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber, the coins are comprised of 75% copper and 25% nickel. The obverse features a head of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY.

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