Best Nickel Collectible Currencies of October 2020

June 30, 2020 By John Mills

In this article, we present you a rating of 10 popular Nickel Collectible Currencies of October 2020 with descriptions, customer reviews, photos, and average prices.

1865 Nickel Three Cent Piece 1865-1889 Nickel None Not Graded

Approx. price: $39.

Key Features:

  • Nickel Three Set Piece

The Three-Cent Piece was struck in nickel composition to replace the silver three cent coins. Although initially popular, the three-cent nickel piece became less so when the five-cent nickel was introduced in 1866, a larger, more convenient coin Dates of issue: 1865-1889 Dated vary on what coin you get

1912 S Liberty Head Nickel MS-65+ PCGS/CAC

Approx. price: $7673.

Key Features:

  • 1912-S Liberty Nickel, PCGS MS-65+ CAC.
  • Nothing wrong with this beautiful Liberty Nickel.
  • Price jumps to $15K in MS-66
  • Wonder coin with delicate lilac toning.
  • Absolutely beautiful coin.

What a wonderful looking and sharply struck coin! The 1912-S is tough to find in any condition, and this is a very nice and original brilliant uncirculated coin. Very attractive lilac toning on both sides of the coin. This is truly a wonder gem coin to add to your collection. Price jumps to $15K in MS-66. Zero problems guaranteed.

1 P, D, S 1942-1945 - 11 Coin - War Time Silver Jefferson Circulated

Approx. price: $29.

Key Features:

  • Now in Stock!
  • 11 Coin Set
  • Special Silver War Nickels
  • Made Special Due to World War 2

Special World War II silver nickel collection! Super deal for nickel collectors or WWII buffs. Includes all 11 different dates and mint marks. 1942-P, 1942-S, 1943-P, 1943-D, 1943-S, 1944-P, 1944-D, 1944-S, 1945-P, 1945-D, 1945-S. The War Time Silver Nickel was introduced to eliminate the use of nickel, which was needed for the war effort during World War II. The War Time Nickel series was minted from 1942 thru 1945 in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. The coins consist of 56% copper, 35% silver and 9% manganese.

2020 W Reverse Proof Jefferson Nickel - West Point Mint Nickel REVPF69 NGC

Approx. price: $38.

Key Features:

  • Graded Reverse Proof 69 out of 70 by NGC.
  • NGC is Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • The Second Jefferson Nickel with a W mint mark making this a special limited edition premium coin.
  • Minted at the West Point Mint.
  • Image is stock photo. Serial Numbers will vary.

Special edition 2020 Jefferson Nickel with a reverse proof finish struck at the West Point Mint with a “W” mint mark. Graded Proof 69 out of 70 by NGC. The Second Jefferson Nickel with a W mint mark making this a special limited edition premium coin. Minted at the West Point Mint. This is the second of three new W mint mark Nickels to be released in 2020. Image is stock photo. Serial Numbers will vary.

1942-1945 U.S. Jefferson WWII "War" Nickel, 35% Silver - Brilliant Uncirculated Condition

Approx. price: $16.

Key Features:

  • A U.S. Jefferson "war" nickel, minted in a special 35% silver alloy
  • During WWII, the metal nickel was removed from nickels due to war rationing
  • Between 1942-1945, nickels were produced in an alloy of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese
  • Brilliant Uncirculated condition - strong luster and no wear
  • Each coin securely and safely shipped in an archival-quality Mylar flip

A silver U.S. Jefferson "War" nickel, dated between 1942-1945. These coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, with no wear and strong luster. Between the WWII years of 1942-1945, the U.S. Mint adjusted the composition of the Jefferson nickel, completely removing nickel from the alloy. This was an effort to conserve nickel for the war effort, where it was used for armor plating. The new composition of the coin was 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese, resulting in a coin that was similar in appearance and weight to the old nickel. Because of the presence of silver, the war nickels have a brighter, more lustrous appearance than normal nickels. To make the war nickels easy to identify, pull out of circulation and melt down after the war, the coin's mintmark was enlarged and moved above Monticello on the reverse of the coin.

The Jefferson nickel was first produced in 1938 and was one of several new 20th century coin designs featuring presidents along with the Lincoln cent, Washington quarter, and Roosevelt dime. The Jefferson design replaced the Buffalo nickel design, which had been in place since 1913 but was difficult to produce due to its high-relief design. The Mint held an open competition for designs, and accepted this design by the German sculptor Felix Schlag with a modified reverse.

Each Jefferson nickel measures 21mm in diameter, weighs 5g, and is made of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. Each coin will be shipped in a archival-quality mylar flip, secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer by Original Skin Coins. Each flip also includes a small insert with basic info on the coin.

10 Different Date Liberty "V" Nickels W/1883 "No Cents" - 1883-1912

Approx. price: $27.

Key Features:

  • Both "No CENTS" and "With CENTS" varieties are included
  • Ten Different dates
  • All coins will have a full date and a full rim on both sides of the coin

Lot of ten different date Liberty "V" nickels. These coins were originally designed with only a "V" on the reverse to designate the denomination. Because they were easily confused with the approximately same size five dollar gold coin if gold plated, "CENTS" was added to the reverse part of the way through the first year of production (1883). Some 1883 coins and all subsequent issues included "CENTS" on the reverse. Includes the one-year (1883) "no cents" type along with nine other all different date "with cents" type coins. The picture is for demonstration purposes only. Dates will vary, but condition will be similar.

1986 S U.S. Proof Set in Original Government Packaging Proof

Approx. price: $12.

Key Features:

  • 1986 US Mint Proof Set
  • Original Box in nice shape
  • The 1986-S United States Mint Proof Set contains all 5 Uncirculated coins in stunning proof condition displayed in one protective lense.
  • Each of these 1986-dated coins bears the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco
  • Similar to set shown

This Set is in the Original Box and Plastic Holder that was issued from the U.S. Mint. Here's what's included in this proof set: 1986 Lincoln Cent, 1986 Jefferson Nickel, 1986 Roosevelt Dime, 1986 Washington Quarter, and 1986 Kennedy Half Dollar; and all in the original US Government packaging!!

U.S. Buffalo (Indian Head) Nickels - 7 Coin Grab Bag - 7 Different Dates from 1913 to 1938 Nickel Circulated to Fine

Approx. price: $14.

Key Features:

  • U.S. Buffalo (Indian Head) Nickels
  • Composition: Nickel
  • Date Range: 1913 to 1938
  • Coins all have readable dates and range from Circulated to F (Fine)
  • 7 different dates

Nice collection of full, readable date Buffalo Nickels. No holes, no grime, no junk -- just nice circulated nickels which will grade from circulated to Fine. You will receive 7 coins -- all different dates. Some with mint marks. Delivered in a nice velveteen bag.

2008 S Proof Jefferson Nickel Choice Uncirculated US Mint

Approx. price: $5.4.

Key Features:

  • 2008 S Proof Jefferson Nickel
  • GEM Proof
  • Packaged in 2 by 2 Archival Safe Flip
  • 70th Year Jefferson Nickel has been Issued by U.S.Mint

Obverse: Since 2006, the image on the front of the nickel is the Thomas Jefferson likeness, based on a Rembrandt Peale portrait completed in 1800. The portrait showed Jefferson as Vice President at 57 years of age. This painting was the basis for most of the images of Jefferson that were made during his lifetime. The cursive Liberty inscription, modeled after Jefferson's own handwriting, debuted on the 2005 nickels. This was designed by The United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Jamie Franki of Concord, North Carolina. It was engraved by Sculptor-Engraver Donna Weaver. Reverse: The reverse of the 2006 nickel features the classic rendition of Monticello originally executed by artist Felix Schlag. However, the 2006 reverse design is crisper than ever before. United States Mint engraver John Mercanti restored the original image with greater detail and relief in the dome, the balconies, and the door and windows.

1 P, D Complete 8-coin Set! 2004 & 2005 Westward Journey Uncirculated

Approx. price: $9.9.

Key Features:

  • Now in Stock!
  • You will receive 8 Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel commemoratives.
  • Two Keel Boat, Two Peace Medal, Two Bison, Two Ocean View, 1 each from both Mints P and D.

A complete 8-coin 2004 2005 P D set of Brilliant Uncirculated Westward Journey Nickels!Set contains a P D mint mark set of all 4 Westward Journey designs 2004: Peace Medal and Keelboat 2005: Bison and Ocean ViewP mint mark coins are from the Philadelphia Mint.D mint mark coins are from the Denver Mint. 2004 Designs:Peace Medal Keeboat The first of two new reverses on the 2004-dated Jefferson nickel will feature a rendition of the reverse of the original Indian Peace Medal commissioned for Lewis and Clark's expedition, bearing the likeness of America's third president on one side, and symbols of peace and friendship on the other. In late 2004, the nickel features an angled, side-view of the keelboat with full sail that transported members of the expedition and their supplies through the rivers of the Louisiana Territory in search of a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. 2005 Designs: American Bison Ocean View In 2005, both the obverse and reverse of the nickel will feature new designs. The obverse, designed by Joseph Fitzgerald, will still contain a likeness of Jefferson, but the new design will only show a portion of the bust which will be offset to the left of the nickel. The motto "Liberty" and the date will be repositioned. The first issue of 2005, designed by Jamie Franki, will feature the familiar American bison, a take-off on the much-loved buffalo nickel design. The second reverse issue of 2005, designed by Joseph Fitzgerald, will feature the ocean view enjoyed by Lewis and Clark when they reached the Pacific shore.

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