Among the most legendary rarities, only 5 Liberty Head V nickels were produced bearing the 1913 date before the series concluded.
Their striking was not authorized by the Philadelphia Mint. For decades theories have swirled over their mysterious origin.
Each of the 5 known coins has been traced to prominent holders like Olsen, Eliasberg and Norweb over the years.
The V nickel features a left-facing Liberty bust on the obverse. Struck in 75% copper with a 21.2mm diameter.
Trading in the millions today, individual 1913 specimens set records in excess of $3 million at major auction appearances.
As a set, the 1913 nickels rank among the most desired of all US coins, placing in the top tier of valuable numismatic pieces.
More than a century later after their uncertain production, 1913 Liberty Head nickels still capture imaginations today.