Proof Liberty Nickels

 

  • The Philadelphia Mint struck proof versions of the Liberty Nickel for each year of the series from 1883 to 1912. Most issues were struck by the thousands, representing high mintages for proof coins of this era. As a result, all Proof Liberty Nickels remain relatively available for present day collectors.
  • A complete collection of the 31 different proof issues of the series can be assembled without much difficulty. The two dates which command a premium are the 1885 and 1886. Although the mintages for both were on the high end of the spectrum, the rarity of the circulation strike coins increases the demand for the proof coins.
  • For all years, cameo proof coins can be found. Coins exhibiting deep cameo or ultra cameo devices are much more rare and have not been graded as such for many issues of the series.
  • Proof Liberty Nickel Mintages
DateMintage
1883 without CENTS5,219
1883 with CENTS6,783
18843,942
18853,790
18864,290
18872,960
18884,582
18893,336
18902,740
18912,350
18922,745
18932,195
18942,632
18952,062
18961,862
18971,938
18981,795
18992,031
19002,262
19011,985
19022,018
19031,790
19041,817
19052,152
19061,725
19071,475
19081,620
19094,763
19102,405
19111,733
19122,145

taken from: http://libertynickel.net/