Rare one cent coins sold on auction for big money


The silver center cent is among the first coins to be produced at the first U.S. Mint. The phrase “Liberty parent of science & industry” is engraved on both coins. “We’re looking at two coins that sold for more than 43 million times their face value, so you can’t be disappointed in that,” Eric Bradley, spokesman for Heritage Auctions, said. The names of the buyers have not been released and they may choose to stay anonymous. The words “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry,” which are engraved on both coins, also show how the United States was trying to distance itself from the religious persecution and monarchy it associated with Britain.


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