Humble nickel likely to fetch millions

Jan 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WNDY-TV Indianapolis

A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million a century after it was mysteriously minted.

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Ah, I remember this from my numismatic boyhood. The other claim to fame for this nickel was that the first year it was produced it did not say "cents" on the back - just a big V for five. Some folks began gold plating the nickel to pass it off as a five dollar gold piece. LOL

Makes me want to dig out the old blue Whitman folders...

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Is this the Trillion dollar Obama nickel that will magically solve our nation's never ending fiscal crisis?

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EraserX wrote:
Ah, I remember this from my numismatic boyhood. The other claim to fame for this nickel was that the first year it was produced it did not say "cents" on the back - just a big V for five. Some folks began gold plating the nickel to pass it off as a five dollar gold piece. LOL
Makes me want to dig out the old blue Whitman folders...
Mine just sit in some old jelly jars, horrible I know :)

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<quoted text>Mine just sit in some old jelly jars, horrible I know :)
Doesn't that make the jelly taste funny?

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Doesn't that make the jelly taste funny?
Funny you said that, it really does have a bad smell when you open them.

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Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Funny you said that, it really does have a bad smell when you open them.
Plus it makes your change all sticky. Maybe you should think about using empty jars instead.

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EraserX wrote:
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Plus it makes your change all sticky. Maybe you should think about using empty jars instead.
Hahahahaha

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Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Hahahahaha
I'm just trying to help.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Funny you said that, it really does have a bad smell when you open them.
Don't open them.

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I'm just trying to help.
You are so very thoughtful!

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Don't open them.
I used to look at them with my kids when they were little. If I ever have grandkids I'll do the same with them.
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Can a nickel really be humble?
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Jan 30, 2013
 
I knew a girl who kept a nickel in her private parts
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I knew a girl who kept a nickel in her private parts
Amazing!
I knew one who kept a bag of quarters...
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If my name was Nick Cole would I be sought after?
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Amazing!
I knew one who kept a bag of quarters...
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My wifey keeps two rolls of fifty cent pieces in her privates... Unwrapped.. But still stacked....
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I knew a girl who kept a nickel in her private parts
Did she do that specifically for the money shot?

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