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Your Nickel Could Be Worth $4 Million
ABC News ^ | Apr 26, 2013 | Alexa Valiente

Posted on 04/26/2013 10:02:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Two men became the new proud owners of a rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel, which was hidden in a closet for 41 years after its owners were mistakenly told it was fake.

Larry Lee, 63, from Panama City, Fla., and Jeff Garrett, 54, from Lexington, Ky., paid $3,172,500 for the coin from Heritage Auctions in Schaumburg, Ill., on Thursday.

“I love rare coins,” Lee told ABCNews.com. ”For anyone connected to coins, this is like a dream come true.” Lee and Garrett bought the coin in partnership.

Garrett, who was one of a team of experts brought in to authenticate the coin in 2003, said he’d been excited about the coin ever since he first handled it.

“We’ve both always dreamed about owning these coins,” he said. “This is probably the greatest coin I’ve ever handled.” While five Liberty Head nickels are currently known to exist, the story of this particular coin added a new dimension to its allure for Lee and Garrett.

The coin’s former owner, George Walton, died in a car accident in 1962. His family recovered the nickel from the car wreck but was told that the coin was counterfeit. Walton’s sister kept the coin anyway, stowing it away in a closet with the label ”It’s not real.”

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: coins

1 posted on 04/26/2013 10:02:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

If I had a nickel for every nickel I had that was only worth 5 cents, I’d have exactly as much money as i do now...


2 posted on 04/26/2013 10:03:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Who told them it was fake?

The bald guy at Pawn Stars?

“I know its worth 3 Million, but I can only give you $400 dollars. I don’t get many people in here looking for this item”


3 posted on 04/26/2013 10:10:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: nickcarraway

Today is my 48th birthday. Couple of weeks ago my wife was asking me what I wanted. I told her I wanted three Pfennige (from the old Deutsch Mark days) for my pocket.

Then for days she was stalking me - asking what else I wanted. I told her the Pfennige need to be lucky. That at least kept her busy thinking about.

Four million would be lucky! But really, I just like and miss Pfennige. :)


4 posted on 04/26/2013 10:20:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: nickcarraway
A little info from FReeper numismatists here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3012934/posts

5 posted on 04/26/2013 10:55:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Heppi Börsdää!

I miss the "Heuermann" (sailor slang for DM5 coin, because it was the traditional up-front "Handgeld" for a seaman who agreed to hire onto a ship). Had a nice, substantial feel to it, and was worth something back in the day (even though it had a plastic center and was composed only of base metals).

But be patient, and you may yet get your wish, if you know what I mean!

Regards,

6 posted on 04/26/2013 10:56:42 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve had one of those in my desk drawer in a small jar for 25 years. I’m going to have to take a closure look at it.


7 posted on 04/26/2013 11:00:01 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: NoLibZone
In the end....it doesn't really matter.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 11:01:24 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gute Wünschen zum Geburtstag!


9 posted on 04/26/2013 11:09:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: alexander_busek

Hallo Alexander,

Vielen Dank für die netten Geburtstagswünsche!

Ich könnte diesen Bundesadler gut auf der Rückseite meines Arms als Tattoo verwenden, auf dem schon ein US-Adler prangt!

Danke für die Extra-Geburtstagswunsch-Idee! :)


10 posted on 04/26/2013 11:13:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

I refuse to click through. I hate these stories where some older person sells something for peanuts at a garage sale and it turns out to be valuable. Hate! If i recall, an original Declaration of Independence was hidden behind a picture frame and sold at a yard sale. That’s all i know because i didn’t read the rest of the story. Lol.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 11:13:51 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Yaelle

Vielen lieben Dank Yaelle!

Ich wünsche ein schönes Wochenende!


12 posted on 04/26/2013 11:15:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: nickcarraway
Your Nickel Could Be Worth $4 Million

Yeah, I'm sure one will be given to me as change at the supermarket any day now.

My local post office once had a stamp vending machine. When I used it to buy stamps, one of the coins it gave me in change was a buffalo nickel. I looked up how much it was worth. A lousy 2 bucks. Thats as close as I've ever gotten to a rare coin.

13 posted on 04/27/2013 12:04:33 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: NoLibZone
The bald guy at Pawn Stars?

I don't like that guy.

14 posted on 04/27/2013 1:44:15 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Daffynition

I don’t like that woman.


15 posted on 04/27/2013 1:46:30 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

He may be annoying on his show, but have you ever read his book or learned his life story? He is big time conservative and Mark Levin had him on a few weeks back. It was quite interesting.

When I visit with my 90 year old Dad, he tends to have that show on so I know what you mean about Rick. But hearing his story shed a whole new light on him, for me.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 2:01:58 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Thanks for the heads up. Going by his persona on that show, he annoys me, but I’m always willing to admit I’m wrong. Funny, I was just looking at your posts a few minutes ago about Beck. I’m not a fan of his either. Now tell me all the good things I need to know about him too. ;)


17 posted on 04/27/2013 2:19:07 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; AllAmericanGirl44

You didn’t stick up for Hillary! ;)


18 posted on 04/27/2013 2:20:04 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: NoLibZone

Ever watch Hardcore Pawn? Customers behave like animals.


19 posted on 04/27/2013 4:16:25 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)a)
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To: beaversmom
Those people are really gross fat tattooed and nasty. I hope all the men in Vegas don't look like that.
20 posted on 04/27/2013 4:30:46 AM PDT by angcat
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To: beaversmom

I don’t mind him so much....at least he tries to be fair.

Now the greaseball on Hardcore Pawn, he’s a bonafide crook.


21 posted on 04/27/2013 4:47:15 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: lowbridge; nickcarraway; All
Yeah, I'm sure one will be given to me as change at the supermarket any day now.

A couple of weeks ago a co-worker got a couple of Indian head pennies in change from the Tim Horton's. One was 1867. (Tim Horton's is a Canadian owned coffee and donut shop operating many stores here in metro Detroit...good coffee and pastries)

Thanks for posting, nickcarraway. Interesting. I'll have to check my Liberty Head nickels.

22 posted on 04/27/2013 5:05:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: beaversmom

Not sure where you are heading with those comments, I wasn’t sticking up for Rick, just saying that having heard more about his personal life and how conservative he is made him more tolerable when watching that show.

I don’t need to be a cheerleader for Beck, or anyone else. I am more interested in the information he is sharing than the person. Big difference.

Never mention hitlary to me, there is NOTHING on this earth that could be revealed that would change my mind about that vile woman!


23 posted on 04/27/2013 11:16:58 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
I was only joking with you AAG44. I just thought it was funny that I had been only a few minutes previous looking at your comments about Beck when you responded to me. :)

I don’t need to be a cheerleader for Beck, or anyone else. I am more interested in the information he is sharing than the person. Big difference.

I've never trusted Beck for some reason. Something about his personality that doesn't quite sit well with me, but you are right, I'm sure he's got it right on a lot of issues/information that he brings forth. But there could be video of B.O. planting pressure cookers and it wouldn't matter to many in this country.

Never mention hitlary to me, there is NOTHING on this earth that could be revealed that would change my mind about that vile woman!

Oh come on. She must have one redeeming quality. I've never been able to come up with one, but there's gotta be something. ;) Ah too much brainpower would be needed for that exercise and just not enough desire to figure out what that one thing might be.

24 posted on 04/27/2013 11:43:06 AM PDT by beaversmom
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