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The McDermott/Bebee 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel
This famous coin is one of
five 1913 "V" nickels that were struck under mysterious
circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint. The coins were unknown
until 1919 when all five were displayed at an ANA convention,
creating a sensation. This piece is from the ANA Money Museum
collection and ranks as one of the most valuable of all U.S.
Known as "The King of U.S.
Coins," the 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known
examples. No U.S. dollars dated 1804 actually were struck in that
year; Class I specimens were struck in 1834-5 as diplomatic gifts
(8 known), while Class II (unique) and III specimens (6 known) were
struck during the 1850s for collectors. The Idler/Bebee specimen
was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in
This exhibit acts as a
highlight reel of some of the most notable numismatic bloopers.
Since the discovery of the 1955 doubled-die Lincoln cent,
collecting error coins has been an increasingly popular part of the
hobby. The display features four famous American error coins that
have made headlines over the years: the classic 1937 D "three
legged" buffalo nickel, the 1955 doubled-die Lincoln cent, the 2004
Wisconsin "extra leaf" quarter and the 2007-2009 "godless" dollars.
All of these coins feature errors that are easily visible to the
naked eye - no need for magnification to see these mistakes -
making them popular collector items and curiosity
Paper Currency in Georgia
The story of paper currency in Georgia begins in 1735, almost
immediately after the founding of the colony in 1732 by James
Oglethorpe, on the British pound sterling standard. During the
Revolution, Georgia used continental currency denominated in
sterling and in Spanish dollars at the rate of 1 dollar = 5
shillings. After the Revolution, continental currency was replaced
by the new U.S. dollar. This exhibit will show the fascinating
examples of Georgia paper currency from the revolution through the
modern Federal Reserve notes issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta, including notes from the private banking era, the Civil
War and the National Bank period.