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By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two legendary U.S. coins, one of them more than 200 years old, that were on the auction block on Tuesday in New York City did not sell after bidders failed to reach minimum reserved prices, according to Sotheby's. A bid of $10,575,000, the most ever offered for a coin, was place by phone for an 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, but it failed to reach the consignor’s reserve price, Sotheby's auction house said in a statement. The pieces were highlights of the fourth coin auction series of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, which is working in collaboration with the auction house and Stack's Bowers Galleries. Some 61 coins from the Pogue Collection, which in recent years has become the most valuable auction series in history, were sold for more than $16.7 million during the auction at Sotheby's headquarters in New York.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.