Friday, May 15, 2009

Rare American Silver Dollar Sells for $2.3 Million


One of the rarest American coins, the 1804 Adams-Carter silver dollar named for two previous owners of the coin, brought $2.3 million at a Heritage Galleries auction about two weeks ago. Because of the recession, the coin sold for a half-million dollars less than it would have brought last year, according to the New Jersey dealer who bought it. The 15 known 1804 silver dollars were not struck that year. The first eight were made in 1834 as gifts to foreign heads of state. Another was struck in 1857, and six more were made later--perhaps illegally by a U.S. Mint employee.

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Well, we don't have an Adams-Carter silver dollar; but we do have some unusual coins which we will be listing in the near future at our CHShops.Com Mall Store at: Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry Keep checking our online mall store for these new listings.

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

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