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Rare 1792 Penny Sells for $1.15 Million...For several hours this morning, we had a very special penny on display at the GreatCollections Central States table. The 1792 Silver Center Cent sold for $1.15 million last night at the Central States auction, bought by Kevin Lipton of Kevin Lipton Rare Coins.
Ian Russell on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 01:03:02 PM
The coin is considered the third finest example of fourteen known to exist. It last sold for $105,000 in 1974.
Photo: Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections holding the million dollar penny with the buyer and current owner, Kevin Lipton of Kevin Lipton Rare Coins (April 20, 2012).