1909 Nickel

1909 Liberty V Nickels are worth on average about $30.00, while one that has been worn down and has very little detail might be worth just $3.00. When collectors are looking to buy or sell 1909 Nickels they are looking for pre-graded coins that are protected in a permanent case or slab. A coin near MS65 that meets these terms is worth about $500.00. If the coin is listed as PR# (some number) it simply means its a proof not a regular issue. Proof versions of the nickel issued in 1909 are selling for about 1.5-2x more than regular issued specimens - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1909
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Liberty Head V Nickel
  • Price: $3.00-$500.00
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Produced: 11,585,000
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Silver Content: 0%


1909 Nickel
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Notes: 4763 proof liberty head nickels coins were issued this year and they are worth about $300


Advanced Price List

This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.


Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1909 Nickel as follows.


  • If the grade is prefixed by an MS it's a regular issue. If the grade is prefixed by a PR it's a proof. Proofs in most any condition are worth a good deal. Coins that have eye appeal from toning or cameos are worth more than other proofs as well.

  • Grade VG8 = $30-$50
  • Grade F12 = $33-$55
  • Grade VF20 = $60-$100
  • Grade EF40 = $64-$106
  • Grade AU50 = $71-$119
  • Grade AU53 = $79-$131
  • Grade AU55 = $86-$144
  • Grade AU58 = $101-$169
  • Grade MS60 = $169-$194
  • Grade MS61 = $169-$281
  • Grade MS62 = $195-$325
  • Grade MS63 = $233-$388
  • Grade MS64 = $300-$500
  • Grade MS65 = $375-$625
  • Grade PR63 = $263-$547
  • Grade PR64 = $360-$600
  • Grade PR65 = $450-$750
  • Grade PR66 = $600-$1,000
  • Grade PR67 = $2,625-$4,375


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How much is a 1909 Nickel worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $3.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $500 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1909, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about liberty head v nickels then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.



Most Valuable

The most valuable Liberty Head V Nickel's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Liberty Head V Nickel 1913 $4,228,955
Liberty Head V Nickel 1885 $2,328
Liberty Head V Nickel 1912 S $1,945
Liberty Head V Nickel 1886 $1,861
Liberty Head V Nickel 1909 $500
Liberty Head V Nickel 1888 $458
Liberty Head V Nickel 1894 $432
Liberty Head V Nickel 1912 D $400
Liberty Head V Nickel 1884 $317
Liberty Head V Nickel 1896 $265
Liberty Head V Nickel 1895 $235
Liberty Head V Nickel 1883 $228
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Liberty Head V Nickel's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Liberty Head V Nickel?

Name Produced
1912 S 238,000
1885 1,472,000
1886 3,326,000
1894 5,410,000
1883 5,474,000
1912 D 8,474,000
1896 8,841,000
1895 9,977,000
1888 10,167,000
1884 11,270,000
1909 11,585,000
1892 11,696,000
1898 12,530,000
1893 13,368,000
1887 15,260,000
1889 15,878,000
1883 16,026,000
1890 16,256,000
1891 16,832,000
1897 20,426,000
Name Produced

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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