In 1883, the new Liberty head nickel featured only a large “V” for the 5 cent denomination. Swindlers gold-plated some and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. The deaf mute Josh Tatum was the most notorious — his lawyer got him off by claiming that Tatum couldn’t tell merchants it was merely a nickel he was handing them (and “I was only joshing you” entered the language). We are offering the second type with the added “cents” below the “V” in Fine quality. Our choice of 1883-1913 dates.