Thursday, March 24, 2011
Most Notorious U.S. Coin's Amazing History
What makes a coin valuable? It's not the numbers etched on the metal, it's the story behind the piece. That's why coin collectors -- or numismatics -- stockpile pennies. That's why silver dollars draw lines in museums. That's why $20 coins sell for $7 million. Yes, million.
No collection in America has more storied coins than the National Museum of American History. In the gallery below, we've collected five of their most famous pieces, with . . .
Full story at: The Atlantic