Tuesday, January 02, 2007

No bidders for rare nickel in Orlando auction (Orlando Sentinel, FL)

A rare nickel, thought to be worth about $5 million, didn't fetch a cent at auction Tuesday.

The coin was one of five known 1913 Liberty Head nickels. New York-based Stack's Rare Coin Galleries showed the nickel, which was struck clandestinely at the Philadelphia mint after its design was retired.

Bidding started at $4.5 million, but no one made an offer for it. . . .

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