A Penny Auctions for 70 K

A Glass Penny Auctions for 70 K

During World War II, the U.S. Minte experimented with a number of alternate materials to make pennies out of. We needed copper for ammunition.

One of the ideas was tempered glass. The Blue Ridge Glass Company made several of these rare coins.

While novel, it was not the best idea. They were not uniform in shape or weight and, big surprise, they developed sharp edges. Currently only two are known to exist. On intact, the other broken in half.

On Friday, it sold off for $70,500.00!

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