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Silver Dollar, Silver Dreams
January 25, 2013



The 1933 $20 gold piece has been dethroned as the top American rarity by value as achieved at a public auction. Stack’s Bowers announced that last night the finest known 1794 silver dollar reached $10,016,875 including buyer’s fee, leaving the $7,590,020 previous auction record in the dust.

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David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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