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Coin company finds 5-ton stash of mint 'Ike' coinsCoin company finds 5-ton stash of mint Eisenhower dollars, says they're worth over $1M
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ' A New Hampshire-based coin dealer has acquired a 5-ton stash of more than 220,000 rare Eisenhower $1 coins tucked away in a Montana bank vault for more than 30 years.
Littleton Coin Company has not disclosed the price, but says the coins, most in sealed canvas bags from the U.S. Mint in Denver, are worth well over $1 million. Littleton plans to start offering them for sale next year.
The coins were shipped from the U.S. Mint in Denver during the 1970s to a Federal Reserve bank. A Montana man who does not want his name released bought and stored them in a local bank in Helena, where they sat until recently.
The front of the coin shows President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the back commemorates man's first steps on the moon.
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