Rare coin minted in Colonial New England sells for $350,000
November 26, 2021
BOSTON (AP) — One of the first coins minted in Colonial New England, which was recently found among other coins in a candy tin, has sold at auction for more than $350,000, more than it was expected to get, the auctioneer said Friday.
The one shilling silver coin made in Boston in 1652 — considered the finest example of just a few dozen such coins known to still exist — was sold to an anonymous online bidder from the U.S., London-based Morton & Eden Ltd. said in a statement.
The auctioneer had expected it to sell for about $300,000.
"I am not surprised at the amount of interest this ex...