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Rare Coin Could Grab $300,000 At Auction

An extraordinarily rare coin, minted in mid-17th century New England, is expected to sell for at least $300,000 next month at auction in London.

The silver one shilling coin made in Boston in 1652 was recently found inside a candy tin containing hundreds of other coins at a family estate.

Experts say only about 40 other of the same coins exist in the world today.

It was originally used as currency by early settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

 


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