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Photos: Rare Nickel Sold for $3.17M

April 25th, 2013 Top News

A 1913 Liberty Head nickel was hidden in a Virginia closet for 41 years after its owners were mistakenly told it was a fake. It was thought to be worth up to $ 5 million but sold for $ 3.17 million. The nickel is one of only five known and was auctioned in Schaumburg, Ill., on April 25, 2013. Four siblings inherited it from their mother, the sister of a coin collector named George Walton. (Heritage Auctions/AP Photo)