Category EXPENSIVE COLLECTIBLES

Million-dollar Australian coin unveiled by Perth Mint

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Premier Colin Barnett today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamond mine.

The exclusive $1 million Kimberley Treasure coin was struck by The Perth Mint from one kilogram of 99.99 per cent pure gold, and features an image of a red kangaroo holding a radiant 0.54 carat red gemstone between its front paws.

The unique collectable also displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, confirming its status as legal tender of Australia.

Mr Barnett said the creation of the precious icon was a great example of two companies sharing a passion for quality craftsmanship and Western Australia’s rarest and most valued resources.

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15 Garage Sale super find Items That Sold For Millions

Published on Aug 28, 2015
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From a box of baseball cards estimated to be worth 3 Million Dollars to a man finding an official copy of the declaration of independence worth over 2 Million Dollars, we take a look at 15 Garage Sale Items That Sold For Millions!

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BEVERLY HILLS RARE COIN DEALER PAYS $2.6M FOR AN OLD USA PENNY

Named after its engraver, Robert Birch, the so-called “Birch Cent” was among the first pennies struck for the United States, part of a series of prototype coins. Only 10 are believed to exist and collector Kevin Lipton said the coin he purchased is in the best condition of those 10.

“I felt elated, just wonderful,” Lipton, 55, of Lipton Rare Coins Inc said Monday of his winning bid made last Thursday at the Heritage Auctions sale in Orlando, Florida. “I thought the coin would bring more money. This was a really good buy.”

One side of the Birch Cent features the profile of Lady Liberty with flowing hair and the motto “Liberty Parent of Science and Industry.” The other side says “United States of America” and gives the denomination “One Cent” within a wreath.

“It’s a gorgeous ...

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