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What is the value of a 1903 nickel?

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At 2014 pricing levels, a 1903 nickel is worth between $1.34 and $53, depending on its condition, according to CoinStudy.com. Coin collectors use a scale of good, fine, extremely fine and uncirculated to grade the condition of coins, with uncirculated coins carrying the highest value.

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Nickels minted between 1883 and 1912 are called liberty nickels, or V nickels. They are graded based on the readability of the words and letters on the coin. Coins with worn-down letters are likely to fall in the good grade. The most valuable V nickels are those dated before 1900 or those with a San Francisco mint mark.

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