Friday, January 25, 2013

Rare Coin Belonging to Deceased Mountaineer Found in Attic

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A man who died in a climbing accident unknowingly bequeathed a valuable inheritance to his family - a rare coin struck after the turbulent birth of the United States.

The humble half-cent coin, minted in 1796, lay undiscovered for 50 years inside a matchbox before it was found by the family of Mark Hillary during a clean-out.

The coin fetched . . .

Read more at the International Business Times

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