Instant Live 8: Rare coins, bills arrive at Dallas Convention Center

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by WYATT GOOLSBY

WFAA

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 11:35 AM

DALLAS - Millions of dollars worth of rare coins and paper money are on display in Dallas. The National Money Show opened its doors Thursday morning at the Dallas Convention Center.

Throngs of collectors are expected to make it to the show between Thursday and Saturday. They will check out coins worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus misprinted paper bills.

On Thursday morning, News 8 had the chance to get an up-close look at a 5 million dollar coin: a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel. Only five were made. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, a Fort Worth dealer offered to buy the nickels for 50 dollars each. It’s one of many coins and paper bills that have a story visitors can read from in the Museum Showcase section.

In addition, North Texans can bring in money they think might have value for an appraisal from an expert.

"If you have any interest in money or if you have old coins that you want people to look at or old paper money, we've got all of the experts here and we can point you to the right place and help you out with that,” said Douglas Mudd, with the American Numismatic Association.

The National Money show runs from October 18 to  20. Thursday and Friday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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