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February 15, 2010 1:32:24 AM EST Lucky - Wealth

My dad asked me to stop at a flea market to replace the battery in his watch. There was a long line of people at the stand, so to kill time I was looking through a basket of random foreign coins for sale. I picked up four of them that looked cool and bought them all for $1. I went home and tried to identify them. Three of them were pretty easy to find on the internet and were worth less than my dollar. But I couldn't find the oldest looking one because it only had symbols on it. I finally posted a picture of it on a coin collector's forum, and someone was able to identify it as a rare Japanese coin I couldn't pronounce. I sold it online to a collector for an easy $200.










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