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US 5 cents coins

 

Face value: Half Dime = 5 cents ($0.05)

Flowing Hair Half Dime

US coin half dime 1795
silver 0.892
16.5 mm.
1.35 g.
Edge: Reeded
1794, 1795
Small Eagle / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Head facing right, flanked by stars / LIBERTY / 1795
KM#15
Coin value in F condition - $1,500-2,500 (rare valuable coin)

 

 

Draped Bust Half Dime

Small Eagle

US coin half dime 1797
silver 0.892
16.5 mm.
1.35 g.
Edge: Reeded
1796, 1797
Small Eagle / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Draped bust right, flanked by stars / LIBERTY / 1797
KM#23
Coin value in F condition - $5,000-7,000 (rare valuable coin)

 

Heraldic Eagle

US coin half dime 1800
silver 0.892
16.5 mm.
1.35 g.
Edge: Reeded
1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1805
Heraldic Eagle / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Draped bust right, flanked by stars / LIBERTY / 1800
KM#34
Coin value in F condition - $3,000-6,000 (rare valuable coin)

 

 

Capped Bust (Classic Head) Half Dime

US coin half dime 1831
silver 0.892
15.5 mm.
1.35 g.
Edge: Reeded
1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837
Small Eagle / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Draped bust left, flanked by stars / 1831
KM#47
Coin value in F condition - $70-100

 

 

Seated Liberty Half Dime

Clean field

US coin half dime 1837
silver 0.900
15.5 mm.
1.34 g.
Edge: Reeded
1837, 1838
Value within wreath / HALF DIME / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Seated Liberty / 1837
KM#60
Coin value in F condition - $2,000-2,500 (rare valuable coin)

 

Stars around

US coin half dime 1838
silver 0.900
15.5 mm.
1.34 g.
Edge: Reeded
1838, 1839, 1840
Value within wreath / HALF DIME / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Seated Liberty, stars around top 1/2 of border / 1838
KM#62.1
Coin value in F condition - $30-50

 

Drapery added

US coin half dime 1844
silver 0.900
15.5 mm.
1.34 g.
Edge: Reeded
1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1956, 1857, 1858, 1859
Value within wreath / HALF DIME / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Seated Liberty, stars around top 1/2 of border, drapery added to Liberty's left elbow / 1838
KM#62.2
Coin value in F condition - $30-50

 

Arrows at date

US coin half dime 1853
silver 0.900
15.5 mm.
1.24 g.
Edge: Reeded
1853, 1854, 1855
Value within wreath / HALF DIME / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Seated Liberty, stars around top 1/2 of border, stars around top 1/2 of border, arrows at date / 1853
KM#76
Coin value in F condition - $30-50

 

Modified legend

US coin half dime 1862
silver 0.900
15.5 mm.
1.24 g.
Edge: Reeded
1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1964, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873
Value within wreath / HALF DIME
Seated Liberty / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1862
KM#91
Coin value in F condition - $20-40

 

 

 

Shield Nickel 5 cents

Rays and Stars

US coin 5 cents 1866
copper-nickel
20.5 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1866, 1867
Value within center of rays between stars / 5 CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Draped garland above shield / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1866
KM#96
Coin value in F condition - $40-60

 

Stars

US coin 5 cents 1866
copper-nickel
20.5 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883
Value within circle of stars / 5 CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Draped garland above shield / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1873
KM#97
Coin value in F condition - $30-40

 

 

Liberty Nickel 5 cents

Without "CENTS"

US coin 5 cents 1883
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1883
Roman numeral value within wreath / V / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Liberty head left, within circle of stars / 1883
KM#111
Coin value in VF condition - $5-10

 

With "CENTS"

US coin 5 cents 1885
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913
Roman numeral value within wreath / V CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Liberty head left, within circle of stars / 1885
KM#112
Coin value in VF condition - $2-4

 

 

Buffalo Nickel 5 cents

Bison standing on a mound

US coin 5 cents 1913
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1913
American Bison standing on a mound / FIVE CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Indian head right / LIBERTY / 1913
KM#133
Coin value in VF condition - $10-15

 

Bison standing on a line

US coin 5 cents 1937
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938
American Bison standing on a line / FIVE CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Indian head right / LIBERTY / 1937
KM#134
Coin value in VF condition - $5-8

 

 

Jefferson Nickel 5 cents

Mint mark to right side

US coin 5 cents 1954
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Monticello building, mint mark to right side / FIVE CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / MONTICELLO
Jefferson left / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY 1958
KM#192
Coin value in UNC condition - approximate $1 before 1960 and less than $1 later

 

Mint mark above, modified composition

US coin 5 cents 1942
billon (copper-manganese-silver 0.350)
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
1942, 1943, 1944, 1945
Monticello building, mint mark above / FIVE CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / MONTICELLO
Jefferson left / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY 1942
Number in Krause catalog: KM#192a

Coin value in VF condition - $5-10 

 

Large facing portrait (current)

 

US coin 5 cents 2009
copper-nickel
21.2 mm.
5 g.
Edge: Plain
2006 to date
Monticello building, enhanced design / FIVE CENTS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / MONTICELLO
Jefferson large facing portrait
Obverse legend: IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY 1942
KM#381

Coin value in UNC condition - $0.05-0.10