Rare Penny in Circulation in Delaware

DOVER, Del. – A Dover businessman is hoping that a $500 treasure could boost interest in coin collecting.

Coin dealer Steve Bryan admits it’s a publicity stunt that could raise interest in his shop. He said he put a rare penny into circulation and wants to hear from the person who finds it – even if the finder doesn’t want to sell it back to him.

The coin is a 1914-D Lincoln penny worth $500. Bryan said he spent it somewhere in Dover Monday.

Bryan is the same dealer who garnered national attention this year when he bought some $100 bills with missing serial numbers from people who got them at an area slot machine parlor. Bryan contacted federal agents about the bills, resulting in the conviction of a Treasury worker who stole them from a printing office.

Original article at NBC.com

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