Monday, March 10, 2008

$1 billion money show comes to Phoenix

Coin collectors from across the United States are gathering at the Phoenix Convention Center this weekend for the 2008 National Money Show.

“It is a busy weekend for the American Numismatic Association as it holds its first money show in Phoenix since 1950,” event spokesman Donn Pearlman said.

A rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel worth $3 million is on display for the first time in Arizona. The coin was “lost” for 41 years until it was discovered in a Virginia closet in 2003.

“There were only five 1913 Liberty nickels mysteriously made at a Philadelphia mint,” Pearlman said.

Pearlman said two of the nickels are in private hands, one is on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., one is owned by the American Numismatic Association and the fifth is on display at the National Money Show.

That coin is owned by the family of George Walton, the original owner from Virginia.

Among the many collectors showcasing their coins was . . .

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