Perry Mason

Season 8 Episode 12

The Case of the Wooden Nickels

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Dec 10, 1964 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • There were only 4, 1861 Confederate half dollars made. They are now classified as priceless in the episode the largest offer made was for $60,000. There were 500 restrikes of the Confederate half dollar made, they average between $4,000 - $8,000 now. The reverse has the Confederate States of America with a shield in the middle and Half dollar on the bottom of the reverse side. The other was a restrike of 500 Scott half dollars worth between $1,700 - $3,500. The Scott half dollars were made by J.W. Scott a New York coin dealer in 1879 who bought the original Confederate dies in the 1870's. The coins were struck with a Scott advertising inscription and the Confederate insignia on the reverse.

  • Quotes

    • Paul: Well, what do you think, Perry?
      Perry: An unsigned letter, an odd coin neither of us ever knew existed, two-minute wait under a street sign, phone ringing in a certain downtown phone booth, sounds like a spy melodrama. I suggest you spend the afternoon shopping for a trenchcoat.
      Paul: Think I'm sticking my neck out?
      Perry: I honestly don't know. It's just bizarre enough to be legitimate and after all, sticking your neck out is your business, isn't it, Paul?

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