The contentious 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is worth more than $10 million. 

The story of the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel begins with its unexpected birth. In 1913, the United States Mint was scheduled to produce the new Buffalo nickel design. 

However, mysteriously, five Liberty Head Nickels, a design discontinued in 1912, were struck under unusual circumstances.  

Of the five Liberty Head Nickels minted in 1913, only five are known to exist today, adding to the mystique and allure of the coin.  

Each coin bears the familiar design of the Liberty Head on the obverse and a Roman numeral V surrounded by a laurel wreath on the reverse.  

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The survival of these coins is nothing short of miraculous, considering their tumultuous journey through time. 

Throughout its history, the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel has passed through the hands of illustrious collectors, adding layers of fascination to its provenance. 

Among its owners was the famous numismatist Samuel W. Brown, who purchased the set in 1920 for a then-astronomical sum of $3,750.  

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