Liberty Head or "V" Nickel


OBVERSE: Entire design well worn with very little detail remaining. Stars and date are weak but visible.

REVERSE: Wreath is worn flat and not completely outlined. Legend and mottos are worn nearly smooth.


OBVERSE: Bottom edge of coronet and most hair details are worn smooth. At least three letters in LIBERTY are clear. Rim is complete.

REVERSE: Wreath shows only bold outline. Some letters in motto are very weak. Rim is complete.


OBVERSE: Some details show in curls and hair at top of head. All letter of LIBERTY are visible.

REVERSE: Some details visible in wreath. Letter in the motto are worn but clear.


OBVERSE: Over half the details still show in hair and curls. Head worn but bold. Every letter on coronet is plainly visible.

REVERSE: Leaves are worn but some of the ribs are visible. Most details in the wreath are clear unless weakly struck.


OBVERSE: Wear shows on hair for forehead to ear, the cheek, and on curls.

REVERSE: High point of wreath are worn, but each line is clearly define. Corn shows some wear.

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