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Anyone here going to bid on this.........??

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  1. DXman

    DXman Well-Known Member

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    $5 million for a nickel? Extremely rare Liberty Head nickel set for auction
    James Rogers
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    Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel (Stack's Bowers Galleries)

    An extremely rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel is expected to fetch between $3 million and $5 million when it is auctioned on Wednesday.

    The Liberty Head nickel is one of only five in existence, Vicken Yegparian, vice president of Numismatics at auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries, told Fox News.

    “No-one really knows the circumstances of their production,” he said. “This is the best of the five, it’s known as the Eliasberg specimen.”

    DISCOVERY OF A LIFETIME: 'FAKE' GOLD COIN ACTUALLY WORTH MILLIONS

    Named for Louis E. Eliasberg Sr., the banker and famed coin collector who bought it in 1948, the nickel will be auctioned at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. EDT.

    Yegparian told Fox News that the five Liberty Head nickels were produced just before the U.S. Mint began producing nickels with a Buffalo Head design.

    “Of the remaining four, two are off the market – one was donated to the Smithsonian in the seventies, and one was donated to the American Numismatic Association in the 1980s,” he said. “There remain two other ones in private hands.”

    2,200-YEAR-OLD GOLD COIN DISCOVERED IN EGYPT



    The nickel comes from the family of Dr. William Morton-Smith, who Stack’s Bowers describes as an “old-time collector” of coins.

    Rare coins are big business. Earlier this year, a small $5 gold coin produced by the San Francisco Mint during the height of the California Gold Rush was estimated to be worth “millions of dollars.” The coin’s owner had initially thought that the money was fake.
     

  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Well I was going to bid on it but then I would have two of them so I think I will pass.
     
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  3. N0NB

    N0NB Active Member

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    Apparently, I'm so poor I couldn't rub two Liberty nickels together...
     
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  4. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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    You kidding me.. I'm so broke I can't even pay attention
     
  5. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    I'd offer 5 cents, but I'm not able to afford the $4,999,999.95 shipping charges...
     
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