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Gold-Layered 1800's Liberty Nickel Goldtone Rope Bezel Cuff Links
Cufflinks can add an elegant and stylish statement to a man’s attire as well as injecting a bit of personality. Our goldtone rope bezel coin cuff links include genuine 1800's U.S. Liberty Nickels encircled by antique rope settings that will make your cuffs a great conversation starter at your social event. The Liberty Nickel was minted from 1883 to 1912 and is composed of copper nickel. It is sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to the Roman numeral 5 on the obverse of the coin. The reverse features Lady Liberty designed by Charles Barber. The Liberty Nickel first appeared without the word cents but because of fraud it was added in a later minting in 1883. Con men were trying to pass it off as the 5 dollar gold piece by dipping the coin in a thin layer of gold. The word cents was added so the public would be able to distinguish the difference between the coins. Each coin is lavishly layered in pure 24k Gold. These coin cuff links have bullet back closures making them very easy to put on. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Liberty Head Nickel
Minted from 1883 – 1912
Composed of 75% copper & 25% nickel
The first nickel to have a mint mark
Designed by Charles E. Barber
Features lady liberty on the obverse
Everyone including Barber, overlooked an important error in the coin’s design. Nowhere on the nickel did it say that the denomination was five cents. The oversight might not have been of great consequence except that the size and new design were similar to the five-dollar gold piece. This similarity did not escape the attention of at least of few enterprising people who gold plated these nickels and easily passed them for $5 half eagles. In a short time, the practice had become so widespread that mint officials redesigned the coins, adding the word “cents” beneath the Roman number V on the reverse.
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