Set of Five Different U.S. Liberty Head Nickels. In 1883, the new nickel featured only a large V for the 5 cent denomination. Racketeers gold-plated some and passed them off as $5 gold pieces. The deaf mute Josh Tatum was the most notorious and got off by claiming that he couldn't tell merchants it was merely a nickel and I was only joshing you entered the language. Our set includes the second 1883-1913 type with the word "cents" added in Good quality. Dates of our choice.