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Utah Jazz Owner Larry H. Miller coin collection sells for nearly $24 million

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 00:42:11-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The unique coin collection built by businessman and Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller sold for $23,636,374 in a two-part auction.

The first part was sold in November for $9,057,072 and the second part was sold December 17 for $14,579,302.

The collection was assembled over decades and featured many rare coins that are only featured in the most legendary collections.

In total, the collection was comprised of nearly 1,600 coins. The sale brought in advanced collectors from all around the country hoping to get a glimpse of the rarities.

Miller instructed his wife to sell the collection when he passed away in 2009, 11 years after his passing, his wife decided invest in the value of the collection.

The proceeds from the sales are being donated to Intermountain Health to build a Children's hospital in Lehi, Utah.

Some of the highlights of the collection include:

The silver dollar (pictured above, middle) is a "Draped Bust Silver Dollar" from 1804 and was sold for over $3 million.

The silver dollar (pictured above, right) is a "Flowing Hair Silver Dollar" from 1794 and was sold for over $1 million.

The dime (pictured above, left) is a "Barber Dime" from 1894 and was sold for nearly $1.5 million.