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

This extraordinary coin, of which only five specimens are known to exist, has captivated collectors and historians alike for over a century. 

The tale of the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel begins in a somewhat obscure corner of the United States Mint.  

However, five examples somehow came into existence, and the mystery of their creation has been a source of speculation and debate. 

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Samuel Brown, a former Mint employee, was the first to reveal the existence of the 1913 Liberty Head Nickels. 

Many numismatists believe that Brown himself may have illicitly struck the coins while employed at the Mint, a theory that has never been conclusively proven or disproven. 

Thought to be lost for decades following a car accident that killed its owner, George O. Walton, the coin resurfaced in 2003. 

Experts authenticated it as the missing fifth specimen, and it has since been valued at several million dollars. 

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