Five Cents, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

Five Cents, Coin Type from United States (issued 1792 - )
Coin TypeFive Cents

The United States Five Cents coin (written as ) is a unit of currency equalling one-twentieth of a United States dollar. 1792 Half Disme (as it was initially called) was the first denomination of the dollar issued into circulation. Renamed to a Half Dime, it was a silver coin from 1794 until 1873, with several changes of design.

Between 1794 and 1805, the value and denomination were not shown and the coin and had to be inferred from its size.

Silver was eventually replaced by a copper-nickel piece officially named Five Cents (most often just called a nickel) introduced in 1866, which has also undergone several design changes since then. The denomination has also been used for issuing some circulating commemorative types.

Five Cent coins have been struck by several different mints:
- Philadelphia Mint, 1792 to present; no mint mark 1792 - 1942 and 1945 - 1979, letter P 1942 - 1945 and 1980 - present
- New Orleans Mint, 1838 to 1860, mint mark O
- San Francisco Mint, 1863 to present (from 1972 - collector coins only), mint mark S
- Denver Mint, 1912 to present, mint mark D
- West Point Mint, 2020 (collector coins only), mint mark W

Obverse
United States / Five Cents - obverse photo

There have been a number of obverse designs during the history of the denomination.

The first design showed a portrait of Liberty with flowing hair, facing left. The legend around it was LIB · PAR · OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY · (abbreviated from "Liberty, Parent of Science and Industry" - the first motto of the United States). This was only issued in 1792.

The second design (1794 and 1795) showed a different portrait of Liberty with flowing hair, this time facing right. I was surround ed by 13 stars, representing the first states forming the United States. The inscription above was LIBERTY, and the date of issue was below.

The third obverse (1796 - 1805) shows a draped bust of Liberty facing right, again surrounded by 13 stars, with LIBERTY above and the date of issue below.

The fourth obverse (1829 - 1837) shows a "Capped Liberty" - Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap. The inscription LIBERTY is on a band across the cap. Again, there are 13 stars around, and the date is below.

The fifth obverse (1837 - 1873) shows a seated depiction of Liberty who is holding a Liberty pole surmounted by a Phrygian cap (a type of cap which in Ancient Rome was worn by freed slaves). With her right hand, she supports the Union Shield, which has thirteen vertical stripes, white and red, with a blue horizontal bar on top. The colours are represented by heraldic hatching (thin lines indicating the colour - horizontal stripes for blue, vertical for red, no stripes for white). Across the shield, a diagonal banner inscribed with the word LIBERTY. Below, the date of issue. In 1837 only, there was a plain background; after that, there were 13 stars surrounding the figure. The stars were replaced by the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in 1860.

The first copper-nickel coins were issued in parallel with the silver half dimes for a time. Between 1866 and 1883, the obverse shows a rendition of the Union Shield from the Great Seal of the United States, with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST around above and the date of issue below.

The seventh obverse (1883 - 1913) is known as the "Liberty Head" and has a portrait of Liberty at centre, facing left and surrounded by 13 stars, with the date of issue below. The word LIBERTY is inscribed on a diadem in her hair.

The eighth obverse (1913 - 1938), known as the "Indian Head Nickel" shows the portrait of an American Indian man facing right, his plaited hair hanging below his shoulder, with a decoration of two large bird feathers hanging down in the back. Around right, the inscription LIBERTY. The date of issue: [year], is in relief on the Indian's shoulder. Incuse below that, a small letter F represents the initial of the sculptor, James E. Fraser.

Coins issued from 1939 to present are known as "Jefferson Nickels", as they all feature a portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) - the third President of the United States (1801 - 1809).

From 1939 to 2004, the obverse featured a left-facing portrait of Jefferson, his long hair tied behind his back with a ribbon. Around left, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Around right, LIBERTY and the date of issue.

In 2005 only, there was a right-facing portrait of Thomas Jefferson. On these coins, "Liberty" is written in his own handwriting, taken from his draft of the Declaration of independence.

From 2006 to present, the obverse displays a facing portrait of Jefferson, with "Liberty" still in his own handwriting.

Obverse Inscription IN GOD WE TRUST LIBERTY [year]
Reverse
United States / Five Cents - reverse photo

There have been a number of reverse designs during the history of the denomination.

The first design showed a flying eagle as its main device. The denomination was given as HALF DISME - the only time the word was used. The legend was abbreviated as UNI · STATES OF AMERICA. This was only issued in 1792.

The second design (1794 - 1797) showed a standing eagle surrounded by a wreath, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around.

The third reverse (1800 - 1805) shows a "heraldic" eagle, with the Shield of the Great Seal of the United States on its breast. The eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"), a bundle of seven arrows in its right talon, and an olive branch in its left talon. Over its head there appears a "glory" with of clouds and 13 mullets (stars). Around, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The fourth reverse (1829 - 1837) shows a standing eagle holding arrows and an olive branch. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around above and the value and denomination are shown as 5 C. below.

The fifth reverse (1837 - 1873) shows the value and denomination at centre, on two lines and written in words: HALF DIME. It is surrounded by a wreath. Between 1837 and 1859 this is a laurel wreath, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. It was redesigned to show a more ornate (and larger) wreath between 1860 and 1873, when the legend was moved to the obverse.

The first copper-nickel coins were issued in parallel with the silver half dimes for a time. Between 1866 and 1883, the reverse shows a large numeral 5 for the value at centre, surrounded by 13 stars; in 1866 only, there were rays separating the stars. The denomination CENTS is around below, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around above.

The seventh reverse (1883 - 1913) is known as the "V Nickel", as it hs a Roman numeral: V for the value 5, and the denomination CENTS below. The value is surrounded by a wreath; the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around above in larger letters. During the first part of 1883, the word "CENTS" was omitted and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" was below; this however lead to people gilding the coins and passing them as gold 5 dollars, so the design was quickly changed.

The eighth reverse (1913 - 1938), known as the "Buffalo Nickel", shows an American bison (colloquially known as a buffalo, thus giving the coin its name), with its head lowered, standing to left. Around above, the legend UNITED · STATES · OF · AMERICA. Below that, to the right and above the buffalo's back, on three lines the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. In the exergue, the value and denomination in words: FIVE CENTS.

The ninth definitive obverse was introduced with the introduction of the "Jefferson Nickel" type in 1939 and features Thomas Jefferson's house Monticello. Below, its name: MONTICELLO. Around below that, the value and denomination in words: FIVE CENTS. Around above, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. Around below in larger letters, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The design was updated in 2006, retaining all original elements with a modernised rendition.

Reverse Inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM MONTICELLO FIVE CENTS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
EdgeEdge Inscription
Notes

For coins of other countries denominated as Five Cents, see:
- Five Cents, South Africa - issued 1961 to 2011, withdrawn 2012
- Five Cents, Australia - issued 1966 to present
- Five Cents, Bahamas - issued 1966 to present
- Five Cents, New Zealand - issued 1967 to 2006, demonetised 2006
- Five Cents, Fiji - issued 1969 to present

Coin Type: Five Cents - (214) Coins (Page 1 of 3)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Half Disme 1792 United States / Half Disme 1792 - reverse photo United States / Half Disme 1792 - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: unknown
Half Dime 1794 Flowing Hair United States / Half Dime 1794 Flowing Hair - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1794 Flowing Hair - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 7,756
Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair United States / Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 78,660
Half Dime 1796 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1796 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1796 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 10,230
Half Dime 1797 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1797 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1797 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 44,527
Half Dime 1800 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1800 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1800 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 40,000
Half Dime 1801 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1801 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1801 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 27,760
Half Dime 1802 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1802 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1802 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 3,060
Half Dime 1803 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1803 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1803 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 37,850
Half Dime 1805 Draped Bust United States / Half Dime 1805 Draped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1805 Draped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 15,600
Half Dime 1829 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1829 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1829 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,230,000
Half Dime 1830 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1830 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1830 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,240,000
Half Dime 1831 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1831 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1831 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,242,700
Half Dime 1832 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1832 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1832 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 965,000
Half Dime 1833 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1833 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1833 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,370,000
Half Dime 1834 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1834 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1834 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,480,000
Half Dime 1835 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1835 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1835 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 2,760,000
Half Dime 1836 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1836 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1836 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,900,000
Half Dime 1837 Capped Bust United States / Half Dime 1837 Capped Bust - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1837 Capped Bust - obverse photo Material: 0.892 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 871,000
Half Dime 1837 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1837 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1837 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,405,000
Half Dime 1838 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1838 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1838 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 2,225,000
- New Orleans Mint: 70,000
Total Mintage: 2,295,000
Half Dime 1839 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1839 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1839 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,069,150
- New Orleans Mint: 1,060,000
Total Mintage: 2,129,150
Half Dime 1840 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1840 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1840 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,344,085
- New Orleans Mint: 935,000
Total Mintage: 2,279,085
Half Dime 1841 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1841 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1841 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,150,000
- New Orleans Mint: 815,000
Total Mintage: 1,965,000
Half Dime 1842 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1842 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1842 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 815,000
- New Orleans Mint: 350,000
Total Mintage: 1,165,000
Half Dime 1843 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1843 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1843 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,165,000
Half Dime 1844 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1844 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1844 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 430,000
- New Orleans Mint: 220,000
Total Mintage: 650,000
Half Dime 1845 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1845 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1845 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,564,000
Half Dime 1846 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1846 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1846 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 27,000
Half Dime 1847 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1847 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1847 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,274,000
Half Dime 1848 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1848 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1848 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 668,000
- New Orleans Mint: 600,000
Total Mintage: 1,268,000
Half Dime 1849 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1849 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1849 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,309,000
- New Orleans Mint: 140,000
Total Mintage: 1,449,000
Half Dime 1850 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1850 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1850 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 955,000
- New Orleans Mint: 690,000
Total Mintage: 1,645,000
Half Dime 1851 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1851 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1851 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- New Orleans Mint: 860,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 781,000
Total Mintage: 1,641,000
Half Dime 1852 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1852 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1852 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,000,500
- New Orleans Mint: 260,000
Total Mintage: 1,260,500
Half Dime 1853 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1853 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1853 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 13,345,020
- New Orleans Mint: 2,360,000
Total Mintage: 15,705,020
Half Dime 1854 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1854 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1854 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 5,740,000
- New Orleans Mint: 1,560,000
Total Mintage: 7,300,000
Half Dime 1855 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1855 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1855 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,750,000
- New Orleans Mint: 600,000
Total Mintage: 2,350,000
Half Dime 1856 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1856 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1856 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 4,880,000
- New Orleans Mint: 1,100,000
Total Mintage: 5,980,000
Half Dime 1857 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1857 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1857 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 7,280,000
- New Orleans Mint: 1,380,000
Total Mintage: 8,660,000
Half Dime 1858 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1858 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1858 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 3,500,300
- New Orleans Mint: 1,660,000
Total Mintage: 5,160,300
Half Dime 1859 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1859 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1859 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- New Orleans Mint: 560,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 340,800
Total Mintage: 900,800
Half Dime 1860 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1860 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1860 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- New Orleans Mint: 1,060,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 799,000
Total Mintage: 1,859,000
Half Dime 1861 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1861 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1861 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 3,361,000
Half Dime 1862 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1862 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1862 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,492,550
Half Dime 1863 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1863 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1863 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 100,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 18,460
Total Mintage: 118,460
Half Dime 1864 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1864 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1864 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 90,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 48,470
Total Mintage: 138,470
Half Dime 1865 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1865 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1865 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 120,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 13,500
Total Mintage: 133,500
Half Dime 1866 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1866 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1866 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 120,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 10,725
Total Mintage: 130,725
Five Cents 1866 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1866 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1866 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 14,743,100
Half Dime 1867 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1867 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1867 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 120,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 8,625
Total Mintage: 128,625
Five Cents 1867 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1867 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1867 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 30,910,125
Half Dime 1868 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1868 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1868 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 280,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 89,200
Total Mintage: 369,200
Five Cents 1868 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1868 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1868 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 28,817,600
Half Dime 1869 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1869 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1869 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 230,000
- Philadelphia Mint: 208,600
Total Mintage: 438,600
Five Cents 1869 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1869 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1869 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 16,395,600
Half Dime 1870 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1870 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1870 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 536,000
- San Francisco Mint: 1
Total Mintage: 536,001
Five Cents 1870 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1870 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1870 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 4,807,000
Half Dime 1871 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1871 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1871 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 1,873,960
- San Francisco Mint: 161,000
Total Mintage: 2,034,960
Five Cents 1871 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1871 Shield Nickel - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 561,960
Half Dime 1872 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1872 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1872 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 2,947,950
- San Francisco Mint: 837,000
Total Mintage: 3,784,950
Five Cents 1872 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1872 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1872 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 6,036,950
Half Dime 1873 Seated Liberty United States / Half Dime 1873 Seated Liberty - reverse photo United States / Half Dime 1873 Seated Liberty - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Silver
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 712,600
- San Francisco Mint: 324,000
Total Mintage: 1,036,600
Five Cents 1873 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1873 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1873 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 4,551,100
Five Cents 1874 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1874 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1874 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 3,538,700
Five Cents 1875 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1875 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1875 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 2,097,700
Five Cents 1876 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1876 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1876 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 2,531,150
Five Cents 1877 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1877 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1877 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 510
Five Cents 1878 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1878 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1878 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 2,350
Five Cents 1879 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1879 Shield Nickel - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 29,100
Five Cents 1880 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1880 Shield Nickel - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 19,955
Five Cents 1881 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1881 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1881 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 72,375
Five Cents 1882 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1882 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1882 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 11,476,000
Five Cents 1883 Shield Nickel United States / Five Cents 1883 Shield Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1883 Shield Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,456,919
Five Cents 1883 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1883 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1883 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 21,512,502
Five Cents 1884 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1884 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1884 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 11,273,942
Five Cents 1885 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1885 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 1,476,490
Five Cents 1886 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1886 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1886 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 3,330,290
Five Cents 1887 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1887 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1887 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 15,263,652
Five Cents 1888 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1888 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1888 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 10,172,483
Five Cents 1889 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1889 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1889 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 15,881,361
Five Cents 1890 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1890 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1890 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 16,259,272
Five Cents 1891 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1891 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 16,834,350
Five Cents 1892 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1892 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1892 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 11,699,642
Five Cents 1893 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1893 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1893 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 13,370,195
Five Cents 1894 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1894 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1894 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 5,413,132
Five Cents 1895 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1895 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1895 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 9,979,884
Five Cents 1896 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1896 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1896 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 8,842,920
Five Cents 1897 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1897 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1897 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 20,428,735
Five Cents 1898 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1898 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1898 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 12,532,087
Five Cents 1899 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1899 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1899 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 26,029,031
Five Cents 1900 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1900 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1900 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 27,255,995
Five Cents 1901 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1901 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1901 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 26,480,213
Five Cents 1902 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1902 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1902 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 31,489,579
Five Cents 1903 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1903 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1903 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 28,006,725
Five Cents 1904 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1904 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1904 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 21,404,984
Five Cents 1905 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1905 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1905 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 29,827,276
Five Cents 1906 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1906 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1906 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 38,613,725
Five Cents 1907 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1907 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1907 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 39,214,800
Five Cents 1908 Liberty Head Nickel United States / Five Cents 1908 Liberty Head Nickel - reverse photo United States / Five Cents 1908 Liberty Head Nickel - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 22,686,177
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Five Cents: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Sub-types Half Disme
Half Dime, Flowing Hair
Half Dime, Draped Bust
Half Dime, Capped Bust
Half Dime, Seated Liberty
Five Cents, Shield Nickel
Five Cents, Liberty Head
Five Cents, Buffalo Nickel
Five Cents, Jefferson Nickel
From1792
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size21.210 mm
Thickness1.950 mm
Mass5.000 g