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A United States penny dated 1793 sold at a Heritage auction in Florida (January 7, 2015) for $2.35 million. What makes the one-cent piece so valuable is the endless chain design of linked rings symbolizing the unity of the original 13 colonies. The original 13-link chain was changed to 15 links before the penny was minted. A few months later, the chain was replaced with a wreath.

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#7 PhyllisEnfelicia 2015-01-19 16:18
Have a 600 BC Roman coin and a 1908 1 rupee coin with Queen victoria's head on the back. Please send me some addresses to follow-up, I am very curious to know the value of these coins.

#6 meEnfelicia 2015-01-19 16:16
Have a 600BC Roman coin and an 1908 rupee coin with Queen Victoria's head
Please forward me some addresses to follow-up I am very curious to know the value of these coins
#5 Another Interesting TidbitPirate13 2015-01-15 23:09
Another interesting tidbit is the US Mint sells collector's set on the US MINT . GOV web site that claim they include ... you guessed it ... a "Lincoln Penny" they even say it was minted in SanFrancisco ...
#4 ”Penny” Term 2015-01-15 19:17
According to Webster's, Oxford, and the Free Dictionary, a penny is a one-cent coin equal to 1/100 of a dollar in the United States, Canada and other countries. The auction house that sold the coin called it both a penny and a cent in their publicity release, as did many articles about the "chain cent." The word penny was used by the Huffington Post, Yahoo, Orlando Florida TV stations, Fox news, the Associated Press, and many publications featuring coin news. Yes it is a one-cent coin but so is today's Lincoln penny that has the words "one cent" on the back.
#3 Mlabslover 2015-01-15 01:59
@Geneman...Seri ously?
#2 ActuallyPirate13 2015-01-15 00:09
Was that pathetically smug comment supposed to make you look highly intelligent or was it just your inexperience co-existing with humans?
#1 MrGeneman 2015-01-14 19:02
Uh, once again, a correction. US has never to my knowledge minted ANY "Penny,Pennies" for OUR gov't. We have been on the 'Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half, and Dollar coin denominations since 1792 or so? We did have a two-cent and three cent pieces at one time. Only British countries call their coins pennies and 'pence'. If one happens to look at the photo of this coin, one can clearly see it is marked "cent", not 'penny'. Hope this clears up your inexperience with denominations of U.S. minted coins.

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