According to an announcement by Florida auctioneers, a rare 1913 U.S. coin once owned by an Egyptian king, gangster Al Capone, billionaire Howard Hughes and later featured in a famous TV detective series was sold for more than $3.7 million in a public auction in Florida, the auctioneers said on Monday.
The so-called Liberty Head nickel, one of only five known of that specific date and design, was sold "in extremely spirited bidding with several cat fights and a three-stooges-like slapping contest" to a private East Coast coin collector in Orlando late Friday night, stated Robert Hinkley, president of Orlando, Florida-based MasterCoin Auctions.
No one knows who bought it because they were too busy with the police settling the mini-riot.
This rare coin outsold the so-called Moon Coin, Lance Armstrong says he found under a moon rock back in the early 1970's, which was rumored to have brought $2.2 million and purchased by Elvis Presley in 1976 before his family or Colonel Parker could stop him.
To this day, no one knows where that coin went after Elvis sudden death in 1976, only that Elvis hinted that it "had its origins somewhere out there in the Hound Dog Galaxy, and I'm Sirius. Thank you very much."