For the second time in four years, rare Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Nickel will hit the auction block. The Olsen 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent coin, which once appearing in an episode of the 1970s television drama Hawaii Five-O, could fetch $4,25 million at the Heritage Auctions‘ U.S. Signature Coin Auction at the Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, scheduled for January 8-12, 2014.
Rare coin, which is certified Proof 64 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and considered the second finest of five examples known, is now part of The Greensboro Collection. Last time, three years ago, it was sold for $3,737,500. The other two existing examples are permanently part of museum collections.
The coin was the subject of the Dec. 11, 1973, Hawaii Five-O episode, aptly titled “The $100,000 Nickel.” The nickel actually had sold for that record-breaking amount in 1972, becoming the first rare coin to break the $100,000 level. At the time, the coin was owned by World Wide Coin Investments of Atlanta.