Liberty Nickel Mintage

  • Aside from a few years, the Liberty Nickel mintages occurred in relatively high numbers. Most of the Philadelphia Mint issues were struck with a mintage of 10 million or greater, with a few notable exceptions. The 1885 and 1886 issues with mintages of 1.4 million and 3.3. million are considered key dates.
  • The lowest mintage issue of the series is the 1912-S Liberty Nickel, although in most circulated grades, this issue is more frequently encountered than the higher mintage 1885 and 1886 issues. As the first five cent nickel struck at the San Francisco Mint, this issue was more likely to be saved from circulation.
  • Separate mintages are included for the 1883 nickels struck with or without the word CENTS on the reverse. When the series was first introduced, it lacked the indication of the denomination which led to some unscrupulous individuals gold plating the nickels and passing them off as $5 gold pieces.
  • The mintage figures for circulation strike Liberty Nickels are shown below for all years of the series.
DateMintage
1883 No CENTS5,474,300
1883 with CENTS16,026,200
188411,270,000
18851,473,300
18863,326,000
188715,260,692
188810,715,901
188915,878,025
189016,256,532
189116,832,000
189211,696,897
189313,368,000
18945,410,500
18959,977,822
18968,841,048
189720,426,797
189812,530,292
189926,027,000
190027,253,733
190126,478,228
190231,487,581
190328,004,930
190421,403,167
190529,825,124
190638,612,000
190739,213,325
190822,684,557
190911,585,763
191030,166,948
191139,557,639
191226,234,569
1912-D8,474,000
1912-S238,000
19135 known
 

taken from: http://libertynickel.net/