Ring nickel

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The 1884 ring nickel
The 1885 ring nickel

The ring nickel (separate varieties known as J-1724, J-1725, and J-1742[1]) was a United States pattern coin with a face value of five cents. It was struck in 1884 and 1885, even though the Liberty Head nickel had just been released in 1883.[2]

The 1884 pattern had an octagonal hole and was struck in nickel,[3] while the 1885 pattern had a round hole and was struck in silver.[4]

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  1. ^ Judd, J. Hewitt (2009). Bowers, Q. David (ed.). United States Pattern Coins (9th ed.).
  2. ^ "1884 Pattern Five-Cent Piece". Stack's Bowers. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  3. ^ "1884 5C Five Cents". Heritage Auctions. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  4. ^ "1885 5C Five Cent". Heritage Auctions. Retrieved 9 July 2022.