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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rare Penny Found in Boy's Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in Auction - Geek.com

A rare 1943 copper Lincoln cent — found by a Massachusetts teenager in his change after he paid for lunch at a school cafeteria — is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million when it is auctioned off.

The coin, produced accidentally by the U.S. Mint, has been described as the “most famous” coin made in error, according to Heritage Auctions.

via www.geek.com

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It was only a couple of years ago that I read about some poor soul being arrested for passing a counterfeit bill. Apparently the other people involved assumed that a $2 bill was necessarily fake.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 8, 2019 5:26:36 PM