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Obverse of 1897 Liberty Nickel     Reverse of 1897 Liberty Nickel


1897 LIBERTY HEAD FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3858, 3895

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,426,797
Proofs: 1,938

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below the button to the left of CENTS

 

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Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service