Liberty Head V-Nickel Values
Coin Values for Liberty V-Nickels are Listed Below
Coin values for Liberty Head V-Nickels can be found in the table below. All Liberty V-Nickels (also called Liberty Head Nickels) that have a readable date are worth at least fifteen times their face value (seventy-five cents) unless they are badly damaged or almost totally worn out. Some Liberty V-Nickels, called key dates, are worth hundreds, even thousands of times their face value! Find out how much your Liberty V-Nickels are worth in this value table. Keep in mind that these are guidelines to help you determine if you have rare coins. To get today's current market prices, you should contact a coin dealer.
The prices in this table are approximately what a dealer will give you for average grade coins of the type typically found in old jars, shoe boxes, Whitman folders, dealer "unsorted lots," etc. (See image above for an example of "average grade.") If your coins are still uncirculated, or have very little wear, the value could be 10 to 12 times as high or more. The mint mark, if the coin has one, is right below the dot to the left of CENTS on the reverse, near the 7 o'clock position.
Liberty V-Nickel Values (in U.S. Dollars)
|1883 Var. 1*||2.50||1899||0.75|
|1883 Var. 2*||5.50||1900||0.85|
*The 1883 V-Nickel has 2 varieties. Variety 1 does not have CENTS on the reverse. Variety 2 (and the rest of the series) has CENTS on the reverse.
**The 1913 Liberty Head V-Nickel never entered circulation. Only 5 specimens are known. Est. value: $2 to $2.5 million!
Sources include the "Blue Book Handbook of U.S. Coins," PCGS Online Coin Prices Guide, Heritage Galleries Web Site, and my own personal knowledge of Liberty Head V-Nickel prices. 1914 Buffalo Nickel image courtesy of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
If you have a lot of coins to look up values for, and want to know the realistic prices that dealers will pay you, I recommend the Blue Book of U.S. Coin Values, which is the wholesale price guide that dealers use. It costs about $10 and is well-worth the small investment. Compare prices for the Blue Book.
You might also want to consider getting a coin folder to put your V-Nickels in. Whitman makes a nice folder especially for the Liberty Head V-Nickels, and it costs about three dollars. Compare prices for the Whitman V-Nickels Folder.Return to the Coin Values Index
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