Rare 1794 silver dollar goes unsold at auction in Las Vegas | National News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 1794 silver dollar believed to be among the first ever minted in the U.S., and the most valuable, went unsold during a public auction in Las Vegas.

Legend Auctions chief executive Matthew Bell said offers for the coin dubbed the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar didn’t reach a minimum bid and Las Vegas resident Bruce Morelan retained ownership.

Morelan sold 12 rare coins during the Thursday event at the Bellagio resort, reaping almost $4 million.

Coin collecting experts had thought the Flowing Hair coin could sell for more than the $10 million Morelan spent to buy it in 2013.

The coin features images of Lady Liberty ringed with stars on the front and an eagle on the back. A different Lady Liberty image was adopted for silver dollars beginning in 1795.

Experts say the coin is one of perhaps 300 original silver dollars that still exist

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR playoff races set for Las Vegas

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Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn.

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

South Point 400

Site: Las Vegas

Schedule: Sunday, race, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles.

Last year: Martin Truex Jr. won after starting 24th.

Last race: Kevin Harvick won at Bristol Motor Speedway, his series-best ninth victory of the season.

Fast facts: Harvick leads Denny Hamlin by 19 points and Brad Keselowski by 32 points as the playoffs move into the round of 12. … The top eight drivers in the standings have all won at least one race this season. … Drivers eliminated from the playoffs were Cole Custer, William Byron, Ryan Blaney and Matt DiBenedetto.

Next race: YellaWood 500, Oct. 4, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

NASCAR XFINITY

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Enjoy Las Vegas on Next to Nothing – Eat and Drink For Less

Las Vegas is famous for its food specials. There was a time you could get a complete steak dinner for $2. Those days may be gone, but overall, the cost of dining in Las Vegas is still better than in many parts of the country. How long has it been since you’ve really had a blast? Is Las Vegas on your list of fun places to go? Learn what the locals know about having a good time on a budget. Their Staycation just may be your dream! Since there is a major difference between catching a bite to eat and fine dining, or finding a drink and clubbing, we will be looking at these subtitles: Breakfast Lunch and Snacks, All You Can Eat Buffets, Restaurant Dining, Where to Get Cheap Drinks, andNightclubs and Lounges With No Cover Charge.

Eat and Drink For Less

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15 Top Las Vegas Value Options

Many seasoned Las Vegas visitors have their own unique perspectives regarding Las Vegas trip “values”. These obviously vary depending on individual preferences, budgets, and previous Las Vegas trip planning and actual visitation experiences. There is a plethora of varied ” Las Vegas Best Values” lists from numerous print and online sources. What follows is an alternative list of 15 of Las Vegas’ best value options (and that’s key) for future Las Vegas vacationers. Any current Las Vegas ” best values ” list is subject to change because visitors , their experiences , and the community itself often evolve rapidly. Rapidly changing situations are particularly relevant currently because of the present economic climate in Las Vegas and everywhere .

1. Southwest Airlines as air carrier:

In our experience, you can’t beat this airline for average lowest fares to Vegas. Sign up for their e-mail specials and “Ding” services. There’s a reason … Read More

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