Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium (2021)
The year 1913 saw the change from the Liberty Head design, used on the five-cent piece since 1883, to the Indian Head motif. No 1913-dated Liberty Head nickels should have been coined, but today five are known. New contemporary evidence proves Samuel W. Brown, a former mint employee, first showed the coin at a 1919 meeting of the Chicago Coin Club, challenging long-held theories of how these famed rarities came to be. Speaker: Robert Van Ryzin.