The darndest things turn up at the Best Western.
- A rare silver dollar dating from 1866, perhaps the world’s most notable missing coin, may have been turned over to experts last week in the bar of a Best Western hotel in Maine.
The coin, valued at more than $1 million, was surrendered in Augusta by a librarian who said he received it from an eccentric friend several years ago in a box of coins of considerably less value.
Only two 1866 silver dollars without the inscription “In God We Trust” are known to exist. The other is in a private collection, and the missing one was largely written off as lost after gunmen snatched it in 1967 from millionaire Willis H. du Pont, to whom it will revert.