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Sixpence from 1652 sells for $430K at Md. auction

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A silver Colonial Massachusetts coin from 1652 that was found in a potato field has been auctioned for $430,000. Newsday (http://bit.ly/XI1XCN) reports that an East Hampton, N.Y., woman found the coin 23 years ago with a metal detector. It garnered four times as much as auction officials expected. It was sold last week at the Colonial Coin Collectors Club in Baltimore. The...

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