The Strange Story of the Henning Counterfeit Nickels

Why would you make counterfeit nickels?

This story may seem strange to you. You might not even believe it, but it is true. Counterfeit nickels were made in 1954 and the man who made them was quickly caught and sent to jail.

It’s actually not quite as strange as it sounds. A kid with a nickel in the fifties had fifty cents or more in terms of today’s purchasing power. I can tell you that from personal experience as I was a kid back then. Penny candy wasn’t just a name for inexpensive candy…

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Anthony Lawrence (Pcunix)

Anthony Lawrence (Pcunix)

Retired Unix Consultant. I write tech and humor mostly but sometimes other things. see my Lists if your interests are specific.