An extraordinarily rare coin, minted in mid-17th century New England, is expected to sell for at least $300,000 next month at an 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.
An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it's put up for auction next month. https://t.co/yTb6fl1JLY
— ABC News (@ABC) October 21, 2021
Have you ever found something worth a lot of money in a random spot while cleaning out your grandparents’ attic or basement — or maybe at a garage sale?
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