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Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Nickel Realizes $3,290,000

January 10, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

January 9, 2014 By Dennis Hengeveld (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The 2014 Florida United Numismatists Convention held in Orlando, Florida included an auction conducted by Heritage Auctions. While almost every type of United States coinage was offered at the auction there were a number of single coins that led the sale. One of these, no doubt, was the Olsen specimen of the 1913 Liberty Nickel. Graded PF-64 by NGC and considered to be second finest of just five specimens known to have been struck and known to exist, the coin realized a final price of $3,290,000 including buyer’s premium. The coin, which is famous for appearing in a 1973 episode of the series “Hawaii-Five-O” had last sold at public auction in January of 2010, when it realized $3,737,500.

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, PR64 King of 20th Century Coins

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, PR64
King of 20th Century Coins

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, PR64 King of 20th Century Coins

1913 Liberty Head Nickel, PR64
King of 20th Century Coins

The attentive reader will realize that we have featured a number of articles on the 1913 Liberty Nickel over the years. One of these articles was on the occasion of the sale of the Walton Specimen, sold in April of last year. And even though the sale of the Olsen specimen is the second example available to collectors at public auction within a year, this does not mean that such offerings have traditionally been common. In fact, prior to these two auction sales there had just been a dozen auctions in which a 1913 Liberty Nickel had appeared for sale, the first in 1944 when the coin sold by Heritage this year realized $3,750 when B Max Mehl sold it as part of the Olsen Collection.

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Link to Heritage Auctions Auction Archive Page for this coin

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