Billionaire playboy Howard Hughes spent the last three years of his life counting out his wealth in quarters. The coins were shipped directly to his Las Vegas penthouse from the U.S. Mint in Denver, then sterilized in a professional-grade thermal disinfectant machine normally used for dentist’s tools. Hughes’s refusal to use the simpler, faster Susan B. Anthony dollar reportedly doomed that coin to oblivion.

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