A big thanks to the many many people who have come to this site in the last few months. Since VN has been back online it has had over 95,000 hits!!! Talk about cool! I'm working on getting photos, and info listed about all of the varieties listed in the Cherrypickers' Guide. After that I'm hoping to branch out with posting more of the info that was once the main part of VN when JT owned it.
A limited number of counterstamped Jefferson nickels dated 2000-P have been released to collectors by www.smalldollars.com. Jeff Kelley, in conjunction with www.SmallDollars.com, counterstamped around 50 nickels in a way to promote the site. They were given away to members of www.cointalk.org. The reverse of the Nickel was counterstamped with the "www.SmallDollars.com" logo.
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If you find one of these coins in change please report it to us!
"New composition for U.S. coins now contemplated in Senate, House bills"
..."Legislation has been simultaneously introduced in the House and Senate to allow the Treasury secretary to change the composition of American coinage, and to allow public participation in the process.
The bills, H.R. 3330 and S. 1986, were introduced just before Congress was scheduled to start a summer vacation that should last until after Labor Day. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chair of the House Financial Services Committee, and Coinage subcommittee chair Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., introduced the measure in the House. Colorado's two senators, Wayne Mallard and Ken Salazar, representing the state where the Denver Mint is located, put forth the measure in the Senate."....... READ MORE
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A 2005-P Buffalo Nickel with the Rev. rotated at 90o was found while roll searching by "RHM"! Click HERE to see photos!
The owner of varietynickels.com was given the Literary Award by CONECA! His article was writen on the topic of Inverted Mintmarks. It was printed in the offical CONECA magazine Errorscope in early 2007.
While you may not note much change in the past few weeks we have been working on the back end of the site. Changes are coming and we hope you will like them! Suggestions and comments are always welcome!
A 1990-D Jefferson Nickel was found without the designers initials! The letters, "FS" have been on the coin since 1966 when the US Mint allowed Felix Schlag the change. This lost of letters may be the resault of a mint worker being overly zealous when polishing the dies. Bruce found the nickel while searching through coin rolls! Keep watching your change! You never know what you might find! To see photos please click HERE!
VarietyNickels.com was reopened under new ownership! Our goal is to work on getting this site up and running for collectors. We want to help not only the older collectors, but also the new ones! While the site is mostly for Jefferson Nickels we hope to branch out to the other nickels that the US mint has minted through the years!