What Is a 1913 V Nickel?


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The 1913 Liberty Head V nickel was produced in error by the U.S. Mint. There are only five known copies of the 1913 V nickel in existence, explains CoinTrackers.

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Production of V nickels ran from 1883 and 1912; V nickels are also called liberty nickels. The coin features a left-facing bust of Lady Liberty on its obverse side and a capital V on the reverse side. Starting in 1913, the Mint produced nickels known as Indian Head or Buffalo nickels. The V nickels minted in error carry the 1913 date. They are treasured by collectors, fetching auction prices between $3 million and $5 million, notes Wikipedia. Some collectors speculate that a V nickel can be worth $20 million.

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