Liberty dollar from 1794 sold for over $7 million

May 21, 2010 5:26:16 AM PDT
A silver dollar has just sold for a whole lot more than its face value. A Sunnyvale outfit is the owner of a 1794 Liberty dollar -- the sale price: $7,850,000. That's the most ever paid for a single coin.

The silver dollar is among the first ever made and one of about 150 still in existance.

This isn't the first time the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation has paid big bucks for a coin.

In 2007, it spent $1.5 million for the oddly named half-dime minted in the late 1700s.