Friday, April 20, 2012

a penny full of thought

A rare 1792 U.S. penny, one of only 14 known to remain, sold at auction Thursday in suburban Chicago for $1.15 million ... a million for the coin and 15 percent vigorish for the auction house.

The front of the penny bears the words "Liberty Parent of Science and Industry" around a depiction of Miss Liberty.

Is that the reason there seems to be a diminution of science and industry in this country ... a dwindling of liberty?

I don't know.

It just crossed my mind.

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