A rare 1792 U.S. penny, one of only 14 known to remain, sold at auction Thursday in suburban Chicago for $1.15 million ... a million for the coin and 15 percent vigorish for the auction house.
The front of the penny bears the words "Liberty Parent of Science and Industry" around a depiction of Miss Liberty.
Is that the reason there seems to be a diminution of science and industry in this country ... a dwindling of liberty?
I don't know.
It just crossed my mind.