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Could there POSSIBLY be more than 6 1913 liberty head nickels?  
 

 
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 Posted 10/11/2017  01:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add starnote to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was watching a video on YouTube where there were saying that there are only 5 liberty head nickels minted in 1913 but they also added that there may be a 6th one. Could there possibly be more than 6?
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 Posted 10/11/2017  02:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For what I know, those 5 have already been made without the consent of the mint. It's most likely that they've been made for fun by a mint employee at the end of a long workday, so to say. As such, I do believe that there is no control over how many have been minted and therefore, all is possible, in theory. He could have made a truckload of them and just taken home 5 specimens, after which the truck got lost, right? However, as it's been over 100 years and no new ones (except the ones made by our friends in China) have appeared, so it's highly unlikely that more authentic ones, which also will be recognized as such, will appear. I think actually chances are bigger that Easter and Ascension Day will happen on the same day one year, but you never know...
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 Posted 10/11/2017  02:25 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What was the video?
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 Posted 10/11/2017  04:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ItchyN to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are tens of thousands of them. Most of them are made in China.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh shoot , you mean my OBW roll of 1913 Liberty Head Nickels are of Chinese origin ?
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 Posted 10/11/2017  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not likely. Possible. It's also possible you will find it in the change bin in your car.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is no 6th one. I truly believe the whole story about a possible sixth one came about because the custom holder made for them for Col Green had more than five holes (It had eight holes, the other three contained two pattern buffalos. I believe one of them was a copper striking, and a regular issue buffalo.)

Another reason for a story of a possible sixth one would be for a con man to sell his fake one.
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 Posted 10/11/2017  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There could possibly be another one, but after 104 years of being the "front and center" news item in the numismatic world, subject to research by the most luminous scholars in the field, I would think we'd know by now.
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Could be, after all we haven't found Bigfoot yet either

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