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A once lost letter written by Abraham Lincoln responding to accusations of getting
in the way of a corruption investigation, is worth more than $80,000 – and it is now
for sale. The letter was one of several that were left in an abandoned house and
lost for many years. It is dated Feb. 12, 1864 and was addressed to Secretary of
the Treasury Salmon Chase, who Lincoln believed was behind “all the mischief”
in an accusation that the nation’s 16th president was thwarting a congressional investigation of corruption.   

Nathan Raab, the principal at The Raab Collection said…“This is a remarkable
find, we have no doubt it will find an appreciative new home.”

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Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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BALTIMORE (AP) – A rare 1804 silver dollar fetched almost $3.3
million dollars in what officials say is a record-breaking coin 
collection auction.

A five-part sale of the D. Brent Pogue coin collection that ended
Friday netted a total of almost $106.7 million.

The five auction events were held over the past two years by
Stack’s Bowers Galleries of Santa Ana, California, in conjunction
with Sotheby’s in Baltimore.

Friday’s final auction yielded about $21.4 million, including the 1804
dollar, an 1811 half cent that brought $998,750, and a 1793 Liberty
Cap cent that sold for $940,000, making it the most valuable
circulated cent ever sold.

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The written oath used by Reagan to practice for his swearing-in ceremony in 1981.

(FoxNews) – Even Ronald Reagan needed most of January to begin signing the
correct year, and the proof is in a one-of-a-kind document inscribed by the
Gipper and given to a trusted aide the day the 40th president took the oath
of office. 

After giving the 41-word oath to Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1981,
Reagan inscribed and dated the printed version he’d used for practice for a
trusted aide.

The document is now up for sale for $62,500, according to rare documents
dealer Nathan Raab, whose Philadelphia-area company obtained the item
from an unnamed seller.

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President Ronald Reagan, wife Nancy and Chief Justice Warren
Burger during the 1981 oath of office cermony.



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Dozens of the letters penned by one of the nation’s founding fathers will go on the
block Jan. 18, with an estimated worth starting at $1.4 million and topping $2
million. But Sotheby’s expects the feverish interest in the megahit, the only
known letter from Hamilton’s son Philip to the man addressed as "Papa” will
likely drive prices up. 

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Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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NEW YORK (AP) –  A 1891 painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed "Grainstack"
series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and
modern art.

Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous 
auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in 2008.

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Oscar-Claude Monet   
(November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)

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