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Record Coin Sale

At an auction held in Bridgeport, Missouri, on July 26 and 27, Chicago coin dealer Waler Perschke (below) paid $430,000 for a 1787 Brasher's doubloon owned by the Capital Coin & Stamp Company, Incorporated. It was the highest price ever paid for a coin at a public auction.

Walter Perschke

Brasher's doubloon

The Brasher's doubloon is believed to have been one of the first coins minted in the United States and is one of seven such specimens known to exist. It was privately minted by Ephraim Brasher, a goldsmith and silversmith in New York City, New York.

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