Liberty Head 1913 nickel sells for £2.3m





A US nickel dubbed the "Mona Lisa of rare coins" has sold at auction for £2.3 million.

Tens of millions of the Liberty Head coins were made between 1883 and 1912 but the design changed to depict an American Indian in 1913.

However, five nickels with the old design were secretly were made at the Philadelphia Mint that year and eventually sold to collectors.

The coin became famous when it was featured in an episode of Hawaii Five-O entitled The $100,000 Nickel in 1973.




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