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The art of selling artefacts

To sell a collection, a good story is needed to hold it together

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MILLION DOLLAR COINS: An 1804 Silver Dollar (left) and an 1822 Half Eagle gold piece from the Pogue Collection displayed at Sotheby's in London on March 13, 2015.

New York

THE first coin that captured D Brent Pogue's attention was a 1915 wheat penny. He was 10 years old, and at the time, he thought it was worth US$250 million.

"The only value of that coin is my sentimental attachment to it," Mr Pogue said from his home in Dallas. He