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Rare silver dollar sold for $10 million

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Hum    6,929

NEWARK, NJ, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A New Jersey firm says it bought a rare silver dollar coin at auction for a record $10 million.

The coin, known as a Flowing Hair Silver Dollar because it shows Lady Liberty with long, flowing locks, was minted in Philadelphia in 1794.

"It's one of the rarest coins in existence," said Laura Sperber, co-partner of Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, which purchased the coin. "Who knows who could have held this coin? George Washington? Any of the Founding Fathers?"

The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday there are only believed to be about 150 of the coins still in existence of the 1,750 minted that year before the mold was destroyed.

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Growled    3,880

I wish I had one or two.

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ShareShiz    112

I have a mis-struck penny. Probably the coolest thing in my coin collection :p

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Hum    6,929

Cool -- I found 10 of the same coins in the attic. :p

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