Tiny pieces of Gold Rush history fetch big bucks

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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 12:00 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Tiny pieces of California Gold Rush history fetched big bucks at a Reno auction of Western Americana.

The Jack Totheroh Collection of some 200 gold coins privately made in San Francisco in the 1850s sold for $865,000, while the Bergen-Istvan Collection of about 50 similar gold coins went for $252,000, reported Holabird-Kagin Americana, which staged last week's auction.

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