Rare British Coin Sells For $1.3 million

A rare coin featuring Britain's King Edward VIII has sold for a record £1 million ($1.3 million).

The Royal Mint, which makes all coins for the United Kingdom, said it had sold the coin to a private collector.

According to CNN, the coin is known as one of the most coveted coins in the world.

It was produced as part of a "trial set" for the King when he ascended the throne in January 1936.

They were never circulated to the public because the King abdicated his position that same year.

Just six coins were made as part of the set, and the coin is one of only two in private ownership.


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