Helping a Hero Auction #535
Bidding for the Helping a Hero Auction will end April 29,
2013, 10 PM CT. Bids will be transferred to Live Auction at the
Helping a Hero Warrior Dinner, April 30th, 5:30 PM CT. The Helping
a Hero Warrior Dinner is held at The Fairmont Hotel Dallas, 1717
North Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201. For further information, please
contact Jeri Carroll, 214-409-1873 or JeriC@HA.com.
HelpingaHero.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel,
severely injured in the war on terror. Their principal activity is
to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members
as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources
for our wounded heroes and their families.
To date they have awarded 90 homes in 21 states.
Their goal is to provide our wounded heroes with a home fully
adapted to their special needs. Homes have been built for heroes
who are paraplegias, quadriplegics, amputees (single, double,
triple, double arm, single arm), burn victims and heroes with
severe traumatic brain injury and severe post-traumatic stress
Some of the adaptations for our wheelchair bound recipients
include wider doors, lower countertops, roll under sink, roll in
shower, tile/wood floors throughout the home, etc. and they place
these homes in master planned communities where they receive
ongoing support from neighbors. HelpingaHero.org has an emergency
needs fund and a large recreation program that enables our heroes
to get out of the hospital and go hunting, fishing, attend rodeos,
trail rides, BBQ's, etc. In 2013 they will host "Caregiver
Retreats" and "Marriage Retreats" as they recognize the stress on
our heroes and their families. Providing families with the tools to
walk through the tough times and to receive peer to peer support is
crucial for their lifetime recovery and success.
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Famous 'Lost' Nickel Sells For $3.17 Million At
Heritage Auctions' Central States Event
A fabled, century-old rare U.S. nickel, recovered
from a fatal car crash and then unsuspectingly kept in a closet for
41 years because it was mistakenly declared to be a fake, sold for
$3,172,500 on Thursday night, April 25, 2013, as part of Heritage
Auctions' Central States Numismatic Society U.S. Coins Signature® Auction in Schaumburg, IL.
The winning bidders were identified as Jeff Garrett of
Lexington, KY and Larry Lee of Panama City, FL, who purchased the
coin in partnership.
"This particular example of one of the world's most famous rare
coins is perhaps the most special of them all given its amazing
story," said Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage
Auctions. "Not only is it just one of only five known, genuine
1913-dated Liberty Head design nickels, this particular one was off
the radar for decades until it literally came out of the closet
after a nationwide search and was authenticated by experts in a
secret midnight meeting Baltimore in 2003."
This 1913 Liberty nickel was consigned by the heirs of George O.
Walton, a North Carolina collector who acquired the coin in the
mid-1940s for a reported $3,750. He had it with him when he was
killed in a car crash on March 9, 1962.
Melva Givens of Salem, Virginia, one of Walton's heirs,
eventually received the coin after being told it was suspected of
being an altered date fake.
"She kept the nickel in a box with family items in the closet,
and it stayed there for four decades," said Ryan Givens of Salem,
Virginia, one of Walton's nephews who consigned the 1913 Liberty
Head nickel to Heritage with his two sisters and his brother.
According to the family, Melva Givens believed the 1962
evaluation that it was an altered date coin, but she also adamantly
believed her brother had a real 1913 Liberty Head nickel and
continued to look for it. She kept the "fake" coin, likely out of
sentiment for her late brother and likely because of the date on
the coin, 1913, her birth year.
A minimum $1 million reward for the accounted for fifth 1913
Liberty Head nickel prompted Walton's heirs to take the coin to
Baltimore in July 2003 to the American Numismatic Association
World's Fair of Money. The four other surviving 1913 Liberty
nickels were scheduled to be exhibited at the convention. In a
secret midnight meeting in a security room at the Baltimore
Convention Center, a team of rare coin experts unanimously agreed
the Walton nickel was the long-missing fifth coin.
"This is one of the greatest coins at that price range," said
Garrett after placing the successful bid.
The winning bid of $3,172,500 includes the 17.5% percent buyer's
premium and represents the total price paid by the winning
The 1913 Liberty Head nickel was one of the highlights of a $40+
million auction of rare coins and historic paper money offered by
Heritage Auctions, April 24 - 28, 2013, in conjunction with the
Central States Numismatic Society convention in the Schaumburg
Convention Center, April 24-27.
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