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(FoxNews) – An extremely rare 1894 dime, one of only 24 minted and once
owned by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has sold at auction for $1.32
million, including the buyer’s commission.

Only nine of the rare 1894-S dimes are known to exist, according to the
auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The dime was auctioned Thursday
at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.

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Gerald Hatten Buss
(January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013)

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This picture taken on 14 June 2018 in Lyon, southern France, shows the hat allegedly attributed to Emperor Napoleon I
Napoleon wore this hat at the battle of Waterloo on this day in 1815.

(Fox News) – An extremely rare ‘bicorne,’ or 2-pointed hat, that was worn by Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo was sold at auction in France
for $325,000 on Monday.

The hat went under the hammer for $325,052 at Lyon-based auction house
De Baecque. The hat had a pre-sale estimate of $34,881 to $46,441.

The auction house told Fox News the bicorne was bought by a private
European collector who is "passionate" about the period of the First
French Empire.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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Justin Whiting, an eBay shopper in Spalding, U.K., purchased an
authentic tintype photo thought to be the earliest known photo of
legendary outlaw Jesse James at the young age of 14. After the
image was authenticated by forensic experts, it may now be
worth thousands or even millions of dollars. The photo was
originally bought by Whiting (below) for $10 in July 2017.

Justin Whiting with his rare photo of Wild West outlaw Jesse James. See SWNS story SWJESSE; An eBay fan hit the jackpot when a photograph he picked up on the site for just seven pounds is now said to be worth a whopping two million. Justin Whiting, 45, was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs, said: “Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. “I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer.

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(FoxNews) – A Las Vegas collector is marking the Fourth of July with a rare find
he stumbled upon–a copy of the Declaration of Independence produced in the

An engraver made 201 facsimiles of the original Declaration of Independence in
1823 using a copper plate. Kevin Kostiner recently discovered that he has a reproduction of one of those facsimiles.

“It’s wonderful to see it,” Mark Hall-Patton, a Las Vegas museums administrator
told Fox5 Las Vegas. “You don’t see these (copies) of the original 201 that
were printed.”

According to reports, what Kostiner purchased at an auction for $75 may be
worth $35,000.

Kostiner was the winning bidder on four boxes of papers being tossed out by
the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Kevin Kostiner displaying his discovery of a second-generation
copy of the Declaration of Independence.


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