Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Coin show offers rare but legally spendable oddities (Journal & Courier, IN)

The small silver coin is worth $45, but if used at a convenience store, its buying power is limited to its face value: 3 cents.

The 1852 3-cent silver -- created at a time when postage cost exactly that amount -- was just one of many rare but still legally spendable oddities available Sunday at the Lafayette Numismatic Society's triannual coin show. . . .

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