130-year-old coin fetches 'record' at Dutch auction

4th November 2011, Comments 0 comments

An American four-dollar gold coin dating back to 1879 went under the hammer at an auction in the Netherlands on Friday for a record price of 95,000 euros, auctioneers Schulman announced.

"The highest ever price for the sale at auction of a gold coin was fetched during the Schulman auction," the auction house said in a statement.

"The 1879 four-dollar Stella from the United States was sold for 95,000 euros", or $130,000, Schulman said.

Only 425 four-dollar coins, also known as Stellas because of the five-pointed star that is the main design on the reverse, were made.

Both the seller and the buyer of the rare coin wanted to remain anonymous.

© 2011 AFP

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