First US penny makes almost $1.2 Million at auction



2015-07-06 12:18:57

One of the very first US Pennies ever minted has sold for almost $1.2 Million in Baltimore with auction house Stacks Bowers.

The 1792 birch cent is believed to be one of less than a dozen examples in existence-and could even have been in the hands of both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

It was minted before some of the first large-scale runs of coins by the US Mint, which was was established in 1792. 


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