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In other recent coin news, an 1866 silver dollar stolen along with 7,000 other coins from millionaire Willis du Pont’s home in 1967 was turned over by a librarian last week. Coin auction experts examined the coin and determined it was stolen property, apparently to the dismay of the unnamed librarian who received it as collateral for a loan. It is one of only two 1866 silver dollars missing the inscription “In God We Trust” that are believed to exist.

And hang onto those metal detectors. A man in Oxfordshire, England, found a pot of 5,000 Roman coins in a field last April. One of the coins depicts the head of Domitianus, a “mystery emporer” who historians say ruled for merely a few days. A similar coin, found 100 years ago, had been dismissed as a hoax. Now it appears possible that Domitianus declared himself emporer in 271 AD just long enough to have coins made with his image, though his reign faded into obscurity.

Written by ltao

March 3rd, 2004 at 3:53 am

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