A coin with toughened glass is derived from World War II was sold at auction for $ 70,500 amount.
A glass coin has sold for $ 70,500 at the auction held in Florida, USA, 5/1 day, according to the AP.
This is a test coin minted during World War II. At that stage, and the raw materials needed to manufacture ammunition. Therefore, the US Bureau of Metal Mint has made coins testing from other metals, plastics and rubber. In particular, a company in Tennessee, US has toughened glass used for coinage.
However, details on the coin was produced incorrectly. In addition, they have sharp edges and dimensions, uneven weight.
“Then they are destroyed,” Roger Burdettte, former owner of the coin, said.
According to Burdette, A coin made of glass had been broken before. The coin was auctioned this time is the only surviving specimen.[Read More:Strange Rotating Ice Discs Between The River In The US]