US Racketeer Nickel 1883
Well that's cool, Mary. You have what coin collectors call a Racketeer Nickel. Unscrupulous fellows back in 1883 found the newly issued Liberty V nickels in pocket change, gold plated them, and tried to pass them as $5 gold pieces. Not a bad mark-up, I'd say. Of course they were worth only a nickel.
Coin: 11868 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Mary, Wed, 18-Jul-2012 16:49:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 01:43:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Sat, 07-Dec-2013 01:43:52 GMT
Requester description: 1883 Do you have any information on what appears to be a gold 1883 Liberty Head nickel.The back side does not quite match up with any other image. The main difference being 'e plurabus unum' on the bottom of the wreath, as well as it being what appears to be gold ?
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