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Travel Channel Features “Million-Dollar Nickel”

January 30, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By James Bucki January 20, 2014 (http://coins.about.com)

One of the things that I love most about coin collecting is that it is driven by history. Not only do coins reflect the history of the nation, but the particular history of an individual coin can also be fascinating. Just recently the 1913 Liberty Head nickel sold for approximately $3.3 million. There are only five known genuine examples of this nickel but yet nobody knows for certain how they came into being. The Travel Channel recently ran a short segment on these nickels highlighting some of their fascinating history and how little is known about them. The Travel Channel series “Mysteries at the Museum” spent a full day at the ANA’s Money Museum in October of 2013, shooting footage and interviewing Money Museum Curator Douglas Mudd.

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