Click to enlargeJ1690/P1892

This is the popular precursor to the Liberty nickel. It is often described as the exact issue of 1883 but is struck from an obverse die with a slightly different arrangement of the stars.

In nickel, as illustrated there are between 2-3 dozen believed to exist. These were also struck in copper J1691/P1893 with over a dozen known and aluminum J1692/P1894 which has just over a half dozen known.