Most Expensive Penny

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Known as the Sheldon 1793 NC-1 chain cent, it is the most expensive penny in the world.  The chain links represent the original 15 states.

Designed and minted by Henry Voight, chain cents were the first regularly minted coins in US circulation.

Less than 2,000 exist, in several varieties.  The rarest of the rare is the NC-1 of which only four are known to exist.

Value: $275,000

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~ by wmeb on October 19, 2007.

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