Liberty Head nickel

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1:47 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Lexington Man Helps Submit Winning Bid For Rare Coin

There are only five Liberty Head nickels known to exist. One was auctioned off this week for more that $3.1M.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky-based rare coin dealer has helped broker the winning bid for a century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake.   

The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist.  Jeff Garrett, who runs Mid American Rare Coin Galleries in Lexington, submitted the top bid of more than $3.1 million at an auction, on behalf of his client, Larry Lee of Panama City, Florida.

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