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Is this the first coin ever minted by the U.S. government?

alexander hamilton coin

Historic coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the US and believe it was likely held by Founding Father — and founder of The Post — Alexander Hamilton.

David McCarthy, a senior researcher for the coin and collectibles firm Kagin’s, figured the 1783 silver coin had to be one-of-a-kind after he spotted it in an auction catalog.

Its front features the all-seeing eye of God, surrounded by rays of light. The rays shoot out toward 13 stars — one for each of the colonies that had rebelled against Great Britain.

Read the full story at http://nypost.com/2017/08/01/silver-coin-found-at-auction-might-be-first-ever-minted-by-us/


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