01-29-2013, 08:05 PM #1
Humble nickel from 1913 likely to fetch millions
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million a century after it was mysteriously minted.
The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist, but it's the coin's back story that adds to its cachet: It was surreptitiously and illegally cast, discovered in a car wreck that killed its owner, declared a fake, forgotten in a closet for decades and then found to be the real deal.
More at link.......it's beautiful and mysterious...
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01-29-2013, 08:20 PM #2Registered User
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Reader, very interesting!
01-31-2013, 06:01 PM #3
Time to go through the change jar!
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