Five Cent Coin (Error) Fetches $23,850

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This 1916 U.S. Nickel (NGC AU50) with a Double Obverse (date) minting error, received 41 bids before it sold on eBay for $23,850 on September 4, 2011. (eBay item# 290604192520 - link opens new window (on eBay) and expires 90 days after auctions end.)

The coin minted in 1916 had a 'minting error' that resulted in the year (1916) appearing to have been stamped twice and slightly overlapped, which is also known in the coin collecting world as being 'Double Die Obverse'. (Today's Top eBay: Coins: US > Nickels > Error Coins)

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