PCGS 3843 - Liberty Nickel, With CENTS (1883-1913)

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Liberty Nickel, With CENTS (1883-1913)

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The father of the new coin was A. Loudon Snowden, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Mint. Snowden, in 1881 he directed Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber to prepare suitable sketches to feature a classical head of Liberty.


The obverse, a Roman numeral V within a wreath. Struck in copper-nickel, the same alloy being used already in the Shield nickel.


LIBERTY HEAD FIVE CENTS (1883-1913) Mintage


  • Weight: 5 grams nominal
  • Diameter: 21.2 millimeters
  • Composition: Copper - 75%/Nickel - 25%
  • Edge: Plain

Catalog reference

Prices realized from past auction lots. (PCGS Holder)

PCGS Price Guide [1]


  • Breen, Walter H., Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U. S. and Colonial Coins, New York: Doubleday, 1987.
  • [1]Keith Scott
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.
  • U.S. Mint