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“Found” Coin Expected To Bring More Than $100,000 At Auction

October 27, 2012 in Coins, New England Coins, Silver Coins, USA Coins

October 27, 2012 By Coin Update (http://news.coinupdate.com)

A famously rare New England Sixpence is set to cross the block in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The rare coin, which was found with a metal detector, is expected to sell for a price of more than $100,000.

Originally struck in 1652, the coin was discovered 339 years later in a Long Island potato field by Lillian P. Rade of East Hampton using a metal detector. The story of the discovery made national news and was even covered by “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,” which illustrated the coin and told its remarkable story in a December 11, 1991 feature.

New England Sixpence

New England Sixpence

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