The famous “Hawaii Five-0” specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel has been graded and encapsulated by NGC, its ten millionth coin certified since 1987.
Famed 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
famous “Hawaii Five-0” specimen of the 1913
Liberty Head nickel has been graded and encapsulated
by NGC, its ten millionth coin certified since 1987.
PF-64, this coin became a TV star in 1974, when it was
featured in an episode of the popular series Hawaii
Five-0. Known also as the Olsen specimen, after
a previous owner, its pedigree includes the names Colonel
E.H.R. Green, Dr. Jerry Buss and Reed Hawn.
This brings to three the number of 1913 Liberty Head
nickels graded and encapsulated by NGC. The others are
the Eliasberg specimen (PF-66) and the Bebee specimen
(PF-55), the latter belonging to the American Numismatic
Association. NGC is the Official Grading Service of
NGC was founded in 1987 and has certified all the great
United States rarities. This latest coin brings to more
than 10 million the number of coins NGC has graded .
“This is an incredible milestone,” noted
NGC Chairman and CEO Mark Salzberg. “It’s
taken a lot of hard work to get to this point, and I
want to thank our many customers for the faith they’ve
shown in NGC.”
With the recent addition of California Fractional Gold
coins to the roster of coins that may be submitted to
NGC, the company is proud to say that it now certifies
every category of coins listed in the Red Book (A
Guide Book of United States Coins, by R. S. Yeoman).