NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 2,000 rare American coins amassed over 90 years by a 102-year-old Missouri collector have sold for $23 million at a two-day New York City auction.
Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin says Sunday retired St. Louis lawyer Eric P. Newman began collecting in the 1930s, only paying about $7,500 for the 1,800 piece collection.
Halperin says a 1795 U.S. silver dollar in almost pristine condition sold for $910,625 and another one from 1799 sold for $822,500 in the online and in-person auction.
He says a rare quarter-dollar from 1796, the first year the denomination was produced by the U.S. Mint, sold for $1,527,500. He says Newman paid only $100 for it.
Proceeds from the sale will go toward supporting the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society in Missouri.
Donald Trump Cancels All New Hampshire Events Today | RedState
Video: Why won’t Hillary release the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches?
The Remainderman | Human Events
Email Scandal Spin: No, Hillary, Powell and Rice Didn't 'Do It Too'
Mike Shedlock - Europe Fears Bail-Ins: Capital Flight Intensifies in Italy, France, Spain; Are German Banks Safe?
Ruling In "Assault Weapons" Case Could Gut Gun Control Nationwide
'Not enough eye bleach on earth' to erase what Hillary just did in public [Vine]