DALLAS (AP) — A rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 has sold at auction in Dallas for $9.36 million.
Heritage Auctions offered the New York-style Brasher Doubloon Thursday evening as part of an auction of U.S. coins.
Heritage says the sale is the most ever paid for a gold coin at auction.
Todd Imhof, Heritage’s executive vice president, says that for coin collectors, the Brasher Doubloons are “sort of a holy grail.” Imhof says that of the seven such coins known to exist, the one sold Thursday was the “finest quality.”
Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.