Described because the most helpful U.S. nickel in existence, a rare nickel from 1913 is expected to promote for between $ three million and $ 5 million at public sale.
The Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one in all handiest 5 ever produced, should be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in August. “The different four 1913 Liberty Head Nickels have long past on to private collectors and museums, together with the Smithsonian,” explained Stack’s Bowers, in an announcement.
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Named for Louis E. Eliasberg Sr., the banker and famed coin collector who purchased it in 1948, the nickel may be auctioned on the American Numismatic affiliation’s World’s reasonable of cash, which runs from Aug. 14 to 18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania convention core.
The nickel comes from the family of Dr. William Morton-Smith, who Stack’s Bowers describes as an “historical-time collector” of coins.
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rare cash are massive enterprise. past this yr, a small $ 5 gold coin produced through the San Francisco Mint during the height of the California Gold Rush became estimated to be worth “millions of bucks.” The coin’s owner had originally thought that the money become fake.
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