Freezing simulations of silver nanoclusters were carried out using molecular dynamics for two types of interatomic potentials - embedded atom method (EAM) potential and Gupta potential. In total, three interatomic potentials were used: two EAM potentials and one Gupta potential which differ in parameterization. The percentage of hcp-like atoms observed in the crystallized fcc nanoclusters and its correlation w.r.t the energy differences between fcc-like and hcp-like atoms were analysed. The results reveal that the percentage of hcp-like atoms is dependent not only on the magnitude of the energy difference but also on its local variation around the equilibrium interatomic distance. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.