Holy Nelly -- 1913 Liberty Head Nickel sells for $3,737,500
Heritage Auctions has sold a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at an Orlando auction for $3,737,500. The price includes the 15% buyer’s premium, which gives Heritage auctions a $560,625 commission. Holy Nelly! That’s not bad for auctioning a single coin.
Not part of an authorized mint issue, the coin was probably made by a mint employee. The prime suspect was Samuel Brown, who offered five such nickels for sale in 1920. For more information on the liberty head nickel story, please see my web page at www.peterplanchet.com/libertyheadnickels
or read the book, Million Dollar Nickels: Mysteries of the 1913 Liberty Head Nickels Revealed.
The coin was featured on the Hawaii Five O episode entitled “The $100,000 nickel. It is episode 136 from Hawaii Five-O: Sixth Season