Todd Imhof, executive vice president of Heritage Auctions said, The 1913 Liberty nickel
is one of America s most-famous rare coins.
He's a numismatist (coin collector) and he names his business ventures after rare old coins, such as the Liberty Nickel
and the Mercury Dime.
The article discussed a rare 1913 Liberty nickel valued at $3 million.
PCGS was the principal expert in authenticating a previously missing 1913 Liberty Nickel in 2003 when the last of the five known coins surfaced with a claim to be the genuine item.
The acclaimed Walton 1913 Liberty nickel is the world's most publicized rare coin, with national and international headlines from its surprise appearance on July 29, 2003 after being 'lost' for four decades.
The search for and subsequent authentication of the Walton 1913 Liberty nickel in 2003 was one of the highlights of my career," said Hall.
The Eliasberg specimen of the 1913 Liberty nickel
, sold at a Bowers and Merena auction in 1996 for $1,485,000, was the first rare coin to ever be sold for more than $1 million.
Highlights include $4830 received for a 1904 Liberty Nickel
in MS67 condition, which represents 250% of the market for the coin; and $20,700 for an 1870 quarter from the Carson City Mint in XF40 condition, representing 40% above the published price.
Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills, the wholly owned subsidiary of Tangible, has been in operation since 1929 and has sold many world class rarities including the 1913 Liberty Nickel
Superior holds several auction records including the highest price paid for a non-silver rare coin, the famous 1913 Liberty Nickel
, realizing $1,840,000, which is also the second highest price paid for any rare coin at public auction; the second highest price paid for a U.
Mint such as the 1913 Liberty Nickel
, valued today in excess of $1 million and only five known; rare Colonial coinage from America's earliest days with original mintage scrutinized by such as founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington such as the 1792 Cent with silver in the center and the 1792 Half Disme, both valued over $100,000; the 1907 Ultra High Relief $20 Gold, a design championed personally by then President Teddy Roosevelt and valued today at over $1 million; plus many of the coins from the western Territories such as California, Utah and others before these areas became states, with values in excess of $100,000 per coin and many other valuable and collectible coins from America's rich history.
A $3 million nickel: A 1913 Liberty nickel
, one of only five known specimens.