Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rare US coin could be worth $4 million – gold $3 found in book now up for auction

A rare American $3 gold coin could be worth about $4 million when it is sold at auction next month – and, amazingly, it was found in 1997 by a tourist inside a souvenir book at a shop in San Francisco.

Only two 1870-S coins were made by the San Francisco mint – to be placed at the cornerstone of a public building. The coin up for sale was made from a special cast that had an 'S' carved into it, which is why the $3 piece is so rare.


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