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    Nickels Articles

    Jefferson Nickel (1938-1964)

    The U.S. Mint was founded not long after the country was born. Since it began operations, the U.S. Mint has produced coinage for not only the United States but for other countries as well. While the mint got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it eventually grew its operations and began to expand to other U.S….

    Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

    The United States Mint can trace its history back to the early days of the United States itself. After the country was founded, the US government realized the need for unique coinage, and by 1793 the first US Mint building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was erected. This first facility was tasked with producing all of the…

    Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)

    The Three Cent Nickel was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1865 to 1889. During the years 1865 to 1873, the mint also produced a three cent silver piece as well. Because the series was only produced by the mint for a 25 year period, several of its editions may be considered rare and collectable….

    Buffalo Nickel (1913-1938)

    The US Mint was founded in the late 1700s and has ever since been producing the coinage of the United States, as well as the coinage of many other countries from around the world. When it first got its start, the US Mint was a primitive beast that mostly relied on coin blanks produced by…

    V-Nickel (1883-1913)

    The V-Nickel, sometimes referred to as the Liberty Head Nickel, gets its V-Nickel name from the coins reverse design. These five-cent pieces were minted for circulation by the U.S. Mint from 1883 to 1913. Like other coin types, V-Nickel values can vary significantly based on condition and date. V-Nickels dated pre-1897 can command significant premiums…