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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    5,410,500 minted, worth a couple hundred or so if in nice condition.

  2. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Don’t book him, Dad-o!”

  3. charlie rivers

    charlie rivers said, over 1 year ago

    robb armstrong seriously should make this strip a sitcom…

  4. tsandl

    tsandl said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Actually there are only 5 known 1913 liberty head nickels, and every time gramps picks it up like he is shown here, he’s probably knocking tens of thousands off its value.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    I actually found that very nickel (the 1894) in a newspaper vending machine’s coin return in Trenton, New Jersey a few years back. It’s the rarest of all the legal Liberty-head nickels.
    My nickel, as well as the illegal 1913 nickels, were both made in Philadelphia, where the flagship U.S. Mint is located.
    I am a direct maternal descendant of Peter Filatreu Cross, assistant engraver to James B. Longacre. Cross designed the reverse of the 1849 $1 gold coin, the smallest coin in American history, even smaller than a dime.
    Cross lived from October 6, 1815 – October 13, 1862, according to our cemetery records, although the Mint lists him as living from 1820-1858. He appears in the 1860 U.S. Census.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @tsandl

    There are 5 known genuine 1913 Liberty head nickels. There are knockoffs, too!
    One of those five (the “Olsen specimen”) appeared as the title subject in the original Hawaii Five-O episode, “The $100,000 Nickel,” which aired in December 1973.
    It sold for $3,737,500 in January 2010.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    @tsandl

    The “Walton specimen” of the 1913 nickels is scheduled to go up for auction on April 25, 2013. It is expected to fetch as much as $5,000,000.

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    CharlieTuba: Unfortunately it has become international. I heard it on a British detective show, set in Manchester.

  9. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, over 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    It has been street slang for a few years now, so it’s slowly creeping into everyday language.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Wow.

  11. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I remember that episode. The guy switched his fake, had to put the real one in a paper machine, it ended up going from person to person a few times, before he gets it back in change. Only in ‘Hollywood’.

  12. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I recall you mentioned your ancestor before, pretty cool. My Great-Grandfather made paper money. Too bad he was self-employed, the Treasurey Department took a dim view of his activities.

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