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5.28.03

Million dollar nickel has people scouring piggy banks

The hunt is on to find a rare coin worth one million dollars. Only five liberty nickels were made in 1913. Four are accounted for, but it is that final one that is unfound, and people everywhere are scouring their piggy banks in effort to hit the jackpot.

Coin dealers, however, say the chances of finding a real 1913 liberty nickel are slim to none. The United States mint stopped making the liberty nickel the year before. Stanley Rehder of Cape Fear Jewelers in Southport says the lost coin is likely in someone's private collection and will never surface.

If you think you may have the coin, you can call 1-800-458-4646 or 1-800-222-5993.

Reported by:Elizabeth Willis

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