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A 1795 silver dollar is expected to sell for a record $1.25 million
By Fang Block
Penta / Barron's, New York
Monday, April 4, 2022
A 1795 silver dollar is expected to set an all-time record for the category when it goes up for sale on Tuesday with an estimated value of $1.25 million.
The rare coin will be offered at a live auction at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, marking its first appearance on the market since 1996, according to Stack's Bowers Galleries, which is handling the sale.
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The silver dollar offered for sale is one of only three specimens with a centered bust, according to Stack's Bowers Galleries, a leading numismatics auction house. ...
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