Rare penny expected to fetch $1M in Schaumburg auction

April 18, 2012 3:35:13 PM PDT
There's a rare penny that's expected to sell for more than $1 million at an auction in the suburbs.

It's one of the first coins ever struck at the US Mint; an experimental copper cent. The penny has a small silver plug in its center and 14 are known to exist.

There will be a public auction of the rarity tomorrow night in Schaumburg. There is already an online big of $1.1 million.

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