Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage
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A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the American Republic – sold for $1.41 million at a sale of U.S. Colonial coins from the Eric P. Newman collection held May 16-17 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. Another coin, this one a 1792 silver center one-cent piece, also sold for $1.41 million. Also, a 1652 New England sixpence, the finest known specimen, graded AU58 NGC, rose to $646,250. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.