$3.1 Million

Hidden in a Virginia closet for 41 years after its owners were mistakenly told it was a fake, this authentic 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known and sold for over $3.1 million in an auction conducted by Heritage Auctions in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois on April 25, 2013. (Heritage Auctions)

Rare Nickel Goes For $3.1 Million At Schaumburg Auction

The winning bidders were identified as Jeff Garrett of Lexington, Ky. and Larry Lee of Panama City, Fla., who partnered in the purchase, according to a news release.