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10 Rare Coins Worth Millions
Posted By Miranda Marquit On 01/10/2012 @ 12:34 pm In Investing | 6 Comments
It’s rare that your collectibles  will bring in thousands of dollars, much less millions. However, there are some items that, due to their rarity and/or history, are valued at several millions of dollars. Some of the most interesting collectibles are coins.
While your run of the mill coins aren’t going to bring you a great deal of riches, there are some collector’s items that are worth more than their face value. One example is pennies that were minted prior to 1983 . These pennies are mostly copper — instead of being mostly zinc like pennies minted in more recent years. However, even those pennies can’t compare with some of the most interesting and rare coins in history.
Wikipedia has a list of the 10 most expensive coins sold . These coins have an interesting history, and one of them even sold quite recently:
As you can see, the more unique the coin, the more it sells for. Additionally, there are coins that are valuable by virtue of casting mistakes and other quirks. Your “regular” coins aren’t likely to fetch a great deal, but with the right collection, you can still, with the right characteristics, find value.
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 $7.4 million: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ap-exclusive-extremely-rare-gold-brasher-doubloon-minted-in-1787-fetches-74-million/2011/12/12/gIQA13V1oO_story.html
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