1912-S Liberty Nickel

 

  • The 1912-S Liberty Nickel has the lowest mintage of the series by far, with only 238,000 produced. The next lowest mintage is the 1885 Liberty Nickel with 1,472,700 produced.
  • Even though the 1912-S has a very low mintage, the 1885 is more rare. Many 1912-S Liberty Nickels were retained before they had a chance to circulate due to the fact that the coin had a low mintage level and was one of only two issues of the series to carry a mint mark.
  • As with all issues, striking quality of the 1912-S Liberty Nickel varies, making exceptionally well struck pieces very rare. Many coins of this issue have toned in very attractive gold and lilac colors.

taken from: http://libertynickel.net/