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1838 half dollar fetches $504k at auction

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"An extremely rare half-dollar coin from 1838 has been sold at auction for $504,000.

"The coin was auctioned Friday at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center.

"The 1838-O Capped Bust half dollar is one of only nine that are known to exist, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. No more than 20 coins were made of the first issue of half dollars from the then newly opened New Orleans Mint, it said, in a statement emailed to Fox News."

At Fox: https://www.foxnews.com/science/rare-1838-half-dollar-coin-sold-for-504g

Hi-res pic at the USA Coin Book: https://www.usacoinbook.com/coins/2566/half-dollars/capped-bust/1838-O/

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That coin have increased 1000800 times in value. Not a bad return on an investment, its just that most people can't wait 181 years. :rolleyes: 

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