The Fake 1944 Nickel

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Pity the stupid counterfeiter.

Francis Leroy Henning had a brilliant idea - instead of counterfeiting something valuable (he had already been busted for making fake $5.00 bills), why not make some fake nickels? Who pays attention to small change? Who would notice?

Unfortunately, he made a small mistake. And ended up dumping 400,000 counterfeit nickels into two rivers. Most of them are still there.

This one is indeed hard to believe.

Listen at, show #122.

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