1913 Liberty Head nickel
, once branded a fake, has been sold at an auction for US$3.1mn.
At auction an uncommon 1913 Liberty Head nickel
, buried in a family closet for 40 years was sold for $3.2 million.
The appraisers at Heritage Auctions, where a 1913 Liberty Head nickel
is set to be auctioned in April, certainly think so.
The drawer contained colonial cents, half-cents, and most prominent, an almost-complete set of Liberty Head nickels
. The coins were made from 1883 to 1912 and depict Lady Liberty on one side and a V, the roman numeral for 5, on the other.
Stretching from the late 18th century to the early 21st, this volume covers half cents, large cents, flying eagle cents, Indian head cents, Lincoln cents, two-cent pieces, silver and nickel three-cent pieces, shield nickels, liberty head nickels
, buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels.
I found at least one coin in our garden each of the next six planting seasons, including three Liberty Head nickels
(1898, 1900, 1902), a Standing Liberty quarter (1903), a few more Indian Head pennies, and several others.