During latest auction in Dallas USA the Nickels Liberty Head V cent coin from USA 1913 have sold US$ 3.500.000 buy by anonim. This coin became the highest value coin in the wold, this coin before belong to King Farouk Egypte in 1952, after sale to several new owner. the legendary coin ever used in one Episode TV serial film Hawai Five -O.
In 1981, Krause write about this coin “Liberty Head Nickels. Charles E.Barber executed the design for Liberty nickels introduced in 1883. His initial design offered only the large”V” inside the wreath as an indication of denominatin. This was too much for those of deceitful intent,who,finding the coin so similar in size to the half eagle, gave them areeded edge and gold planting so that they might be passed on the suspecting as $5 insttead of 5 cent. This fault was quickly corrected with the addition of the word “CENTS” below the wreath inplace of ” E PLURIBUS UNUM’ which was incorporated above the wreath.
The Liberty nickel series als encompasses one of the most famous America coins, the clandestine 1913 nickels made famous in nationwide numismatic promotions conducted by B.Max Mehl, in which he offered to pay $50 for specimens of the issue. Mehl never owned one of this coins, but knowing that the only five produced rested in collections he could make the offer without fear of its being accepted. The originals were produced in secrecy at the instigation of Samuel Brown, a one time mint employee, and they later passed into the possession of the rich eccentric Col. E.H.R. Green, the son of Hetty Green.
Untold thousands of 1903,1910 and 1912 Liberty nickels have been industriously altered with varying degrees of skill through the year bybthose who would pass them as authentic issues.Mehl was undoubtedly on the receiving end of many such specimens. One which was authentic was owned for some twenty-five years by coin dealer J.V. McDermont of Milwaukee.Wis, who offered his $900 purchase for display at coin events through outh the country. Following his death, the coin was sold to another dealer, Aubrey E.Bebee of Omaha for $46.000. In 1981 in Krause coin catalogue prize he write only 5 known last sold in private sale at $200.000. the authentic and counterfied 1913 were illustrated, lok at the illustration above.
Warman in 2002 ,write about this coin “Liberty NNickels”.The Liberty nickels had one of the most controversial beginnings of all American coins. The original design had the denomination of five cents indicated simply by the Roman numeral V, with the word cents simply understood. Or so the mint expected. However,some unprincipled persons goldplated these coins and passed them off as the new five dolla coin. These plated frauds became known as racketeer nickels and prompted an immediate change in the design of this coin. The word “cents” was added boldly underneath the large V. Today racketeer nickels have some value as collector’s novelties, but not as much as a natural,unaltered coins. Interestingly, the original “no cents” nickel is quite common today in medium to high grades, perhaps as an evidance of it being considered a novelty in its day. The famous 1913 Liberty nickel is not an authorized mint issue, but was struck at the U.S. mint by a scheming employee with an eye to profit. Carefully marketed, the first advertisements to purchase these rare coins were placed by the original seller, knowing that this would excite interest in the numismatic community. Today , it is one of the most valuable coin in the world. Known Counterfeits: There are counterfeits of the 1913, but they are somewhat less dangerous as all five extant pieces are in known hands. The prize of 1913 coin in Wrman catalogue 2002 1.485.000,00.
In Krause coins catalogue 2007, Liberty”cents” below”V” in superior sale March ,2001 proof $ 1.840.000.
(I have this Nickels Liberty Head V cents date 1912 (pitty not 1913. I hope this information will added the collectors skill in arranged their collections, be carefull about the date in the coins because the same coin in different edition will have different value, later I will write about the rare Indonesia coins like one cent 1855 etc . @copyright Dr Iwan S.)