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Rare 1794 silver dollar sells for nearly $5 million

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Daniel Arnet
The Smart Collector
via Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
Saturday, October 17, 2015

A 1794 silver dollar, the first dollar in the United States, sold for $4,993,750 in the second session of a five-sale selloff of a renowned private collection. The coin was first owned by a British aristocrat who acquired the dollar after it was minted in Philadelphia.

Most recently the coin has been in the collection of the Pogue family of Texas. Said to be the world's most valuable personal collection of early American coins and currency, the collection is to sell in five installments. The first sale, in May 2015, broke 16 price records. This Pogue II sale brought over $26 million. ...

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