NGC Certifies Its Ten Millionth Coin

Posted on 4/1/2004

Famed 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The famous "Hawaii Five-0" specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel has been graded and encapsulated by NGC, its 10 millionth coin certified since 1987.

Grading 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 the ANA.

NGC was founded in 1987 and has certified all the great United States rarities. This latest coin brings to more than ten 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).

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