Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sells for over $200,000 at an Auction.
A Rare 1943 Bronze Lincoln Penny sold for over $200,000 at a Florida Auction. Heritage auction says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin on Thursday (10 Jan ) night. Only 10 to 15 of these Pennies, mistakenly minted in Bronze instead of steel, are known to exist. They were minted at a time during World War II when Copper and Bronze were being saved to fill metal shortages. Don Lutes found this penny in his pocket as a teenager in 1947. This was the change he received back from a Cafeteria. Since the mint did not authenticate this rare find, he held it till he passed away in September. The auction proceeds shall go to an Athenaeum in Mass.
Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002
A Special Cover was issued during a Coin exhibition in Pune on 04 May 2005 and it featured Coins of Shivaji.
Shivrai – Shivaji’s Copper Coin -It was possibly minted for Shivaji’s coronation.In use upto Peshwa reign. 7 varieties exist.It weighs 10-11 grams. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.
“Hon” – Gold dump coin. Weight 3.3 grams. Use startedafter coronation of Shivaji. Only three coins known to exist.One of the rare coins of the World. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.