The half-a-million pound penny! A 764 year-old gold coin displaying the first 'true' portrait of an English king sparks bidding war at a Texas auction | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The half-a-million pound penny! A 764 year-old gold coin displaying the first 'true' portrait of an English king sparks bidding war at a Texas auction

The coin displaying the portrait of Henry III dates back to 1257
It marked the return of gold into Europe after a near-500 year hiatus

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