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1776 dollar from flea market sells for $100k

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A 1776 Continental currency dollar bought for under a buck in a French flea market has just sold for close to $100,000. It’s a lot of fun to spend an afternoon perusing piles of used goods at antique fairs and flea markets; sometimes you just never know what you’ll find. 

Sometimes nothing turns up that’s worth taking home, but sometimes a treasure is waiting just beneath the surface of soiled, second hand stuff. But a sharp eye and determination is needed to separate the wheat from the chaff, as the saying goes, and patience, an unending amount of patience.

That eagle eye is exactly what one smart, attentive buyer in Europe displayed a couple of years ago, when he was making his way through a jar filled with old coins and medals at a flea market in France. One coin in particular caught his eye, so he handed over 50 cents (US) to the vendor and took it home.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2020/02/25/1776-continental-dollar/

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joc

My wife excels in that!  She has found several really nice, very expensive rings for a couple of bucks.  And Pearls...lot's of Pearls.

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OverSword

I love the "Mind your business" quote on the face of the coin.

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hetrodoxly

Great find but very suspicious, found at a flea market, car boot etc is a good way of hiding a coins origin, this coins never been in circulation not even been in the same pocket of other coins.

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