Australia's first bank note - issued "8 April 1817 on the first day of operations of the nation's first ever bank, the Bank of New South Wales." It was established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and is now named...Westpac. (Australian Museum)
pristine 1799 silver dollar which sold for $822,500 at a 2 day New York City auction Nov. 16, 2013. The coin is on of more than 1,800 from the collection of 102-year-old Eric P. Newman, a numismatist and retired St. Louis attorney, that sold for more than $23. Much of the collection was obtained in the 1930s from the estate of a colorful collector, Col. E.H.R. Green, whose wealthy mother, Hetty Green, was known as The Witch of Wall Street.