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Penny sold for $660K at Las Vegas auction

Updated August 7, 2020 - 1:34 pm

A nearly 230-year-old U.S. penny found a buyer at a Las Vegas auction this week — and though it didn’t sell for nearly as much as it has before, it still hauled in plenty of dough.

The coin, a 1793 Strawberry Leaf cent, sold for $660,000 on Thursday, auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced. The auction was held at Bellagio.

A representative for Stack’s Bowers said the buyer “prefers to remain anonymous.”

The coin has now been auctioned four times since 1890. It fetched $414,000 in 2004 and $862,500 in 2009, both of which set record prices for a one-cent coin sold at auction, Stack’s Bowers previously said.

Contact Eli Segall at esegall@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0342. Follow @eli_segall on Twitter.

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