A uncommon copper penny {that a} Massachusetts man present in his lunch cash greater than 70 years in the past has been auctioned for greater than $200,000. Whereas a fairly penny, it was far under the million dollars-plus specialists mentioned the coin may fetch.

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The 1943 penny is one in all 20 that had been by accident minted when the federal authorities was making an attempt to preserve copper for World Struggle II.

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Heritage Auctions says Don Lutes Jr., of Pittsfield, was 16 when he discovered the coin in change he acquired at his college cafeteria in 1947.

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Uncommon 1943 bronze penny fell far wanting anticipated worth of $1 million or extra at public sale, going for $200,000

Heritage Auctions, HA.com


Public sale officers say the coin offered for $204,000 in Orlando, Florida Thursday.

Successful bidder Tom Caldwell, of Harmony, Mass. says he plans to show the coin at varied coin reveals.

All proceeds of the sale will go to the Pittsfield Public Library the place, public sale officers say, Lutes typically visited. He died in September.

An analogous coin offered in 2010 for $1.7 million.

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