Eric Newman of St. Louis spent about $7,500 building a collection of 1,800 coins that sold for $23 million in a recent auction. Here are some highlights from the collection.
Sold for: $822,500
Heritage Auctions described this as the "finest known 1799-dated dollar," as well as the best surviving dollar from the era with a draped bust and heraldic eagle. It was in Newman's collection for over 50 years.
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