First circulating United States coin Half Disme 1792

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Buffalo Nicky

2015-07-06 16:22:56

A unique specimen strike of the first circulating United States coin, the 1792 Half Disme, is at Heritage Auctions with a high $425,000 bid. This coin was referred to by President George Washington as "a small beginning" when it was struck under authority of the Mint Act of April 1792 and has been known to fetch high prices at auction. The coin will be available for internet bidding up until August 6th and will enter a live bidding stage on August 7th.
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