Ken Berger writes
He bought the coin at a flea market & carried it in his pocket for 40 years (or so he says) & it's slabbed as a MS64! Hmm?
Along similar lines Tom Caldwell writes:
40 years in your pocket & grades MS 64.........great story, but 40 years of rubbing in your pocket & still grades mint state............hmmmm
He said it was wrapped up and kept in his wallet, so that part of the tale is consistent. Still, it's pretty hard to believe. Coin World covered the story this week, and there is an update online, quoted below.
Editor's note: After this article was published in the print and digital editions of the March 19 issue of Coin World, the coin was sold twice.
David G. Carr of Rare Coins of North America LLC, North Reading, Mass., purchased the coin March 2 for "in excess of $120,000." The sale was brokered by John Martin of Martin's Coins and Jewelry.
Carr sold the coin March 6 for an undisclosed price to a collector who has chosen to remain anonymous.
To read the complete Coin World article, see:
$1 purchase from 1969 proves windfall
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
FLEA MARKET FIND STORY: CONTINENTAL DOLLAR IN PEWTER
Wayne Homren, Editor
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