Century-old nickel sells for millions

Century-old nickel sells for millions

Examine your pockets and behind the sofa cushions — you might be sitting on hundreds of thousands!

A century-old nickel — minted in 1913 — just lately offered for a cool $4.2 million. It’s considered one of solely 5 identified 1913-dated Liberty Head design five-cent denomination cash.

Two of those extraordinarily uncommon cash are in museums.

The nickel as soon as belonged to collector George O. Walton till he died in a automobile accident in 1962.

On the time of Walton’s demise, his household had been mistakenly advised the coin — which was discovered within the crash — was pretend, leading to it spending many years inside Walton’s sister’s wardrobe in Virginia.

The coin is extraordinarily uncommon and was minted in 1913.GreatCollections

The coin was bought by Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections in Irvine, California, who stated the coin was “off the radar” till virtually 20 years in the past.

“The coin was off the radar till 2003 when a nationwide search was carried out, and Walton’s nephew and nieces submitted it for authentication to consultants at Skilled Coin Grading Service,” Russell stated, as per PR Newsire.

The design of the five-cent denomination cash had been modified in 1913 from the Liberty Head to at least one that featured a Native American on the entrance and a bison on the again.

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