Check your candy packs carefully as an extremely rare coin was found in one that sold for a whopping $350,000 online.
The coin Sold is known as a silver one shilling coin, minted in Colonial New England in 1652.
It was sold to an unnamed US auctioneer by auction house Morton & Eden Ltd. in London.
“I am not surprised by the amount of interest this particular coin has attracted,” crypto expert James Morton said in a statement.
“The price paid, which was higher than estimated, reflects its extraordinary historical significance and outstanding original preservation.”
The coin’s history goes back to when the Massachusetts General Court appointed John Hull as director of the Boston mint.
But the mint was closed in 1682 because King Charles II considered it treason, the auction claimed.
The coin has Roman numerals XII on one side and NE for New England on the other.
Currently, only 40 shillings are said to exist.
Wentworth Beaumont delivered the auction coin found by his father.
His father was conducting a research on a family estate in Northern England about a candy box that contained hundreds of old coins.
Most interestingly, one of Beaumont’s ancestors was an early New England settler, known as William Wentworth.
“I can only assume that the shilling was brought back from the United States many years ago by one of my predecessors,” Mr. Beaumont said in a statement.
How to find valuable coins
There are different ways that you can find rare coins.
However, make sure you lower your expectations because you shouldn’t expect to find a $350,000 coin.
One simple thing you can do is check out locations in your home or any other place where you might keep change.
Yes, and that includes any boxes of candy you might have lying around.
Some other things you can try is by using metal detectors in areas known to be hiding places and by stopping at your local bank branch and asking for a coin wrapper.
You can also try to get a good deal on an online exchange through USA Coin Book or eBay.
But make sure you do your research on this coin first and know its value before buying.
And also – be aware of potential counterfeits online.
To avoid this, you should check the seller’s history and whether the coin is certified on the listing.
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