Rare 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for $3.17 Million

Cheryl Myers owned a rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was sold for $3.17 million in 2013.

The nickel was purchased by Cheryl's uncle, George O. Walton, in 1945 for $3,750.

After George Walton's death, the coin was inherited by Cheryl's parents.

 The coin was initially thought to be fake by coin experts in New York between 1962 and 1963, but it was later discovered to be genuine.

The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is a rare coin, with only five pieces in existence.

The coin's authenticity was confirmed after the ANA and Donn Pearlman planned a publicity stunt to track down the only remaining 1913 Liberty coin.

The coin was certified with a PR63 grade by Professional Coin Grading Services after the ANA event.

The money earned from the coin sale was used to pay off student loans and to cover the down payment on a house.

Cheryl and her brother Ryan Givens, who was also involved in the coin collection, remained humble about the coin's sale and did not overreact.