A rare small gold coin from 1808, called a Quarter Eagle and worth just $2.50 when it was minted, sold for $2.35 million, setting a world record for any coin of that denomination. Part of a collection owned by D. Brent Pogue, a renowned California collector, the 1808 Quarter Eagle has became the most valuable 19th-century U.S. gold coin ever sold at auction. What do you think of? If you had the money, would you buy this rare coin?
[ Sotheby’s ]