United States of America, US Liberty 5c
This Liberty Head Nickel was an American five cent coin, issued for circulation from 1883 until 1912. It replaced the copper nickel five cent coin with the Shield struck in the early 1880’s. Designed by Charles Barber it went into production in 1883. On the obverse is the classic head of Liberty, the reverse has a large roman numeral ‘V’ inside a wreath indicating the denomination of the coin and the word ‘cents’ below. In 1912 it was replaced by the Buffalo nickel.