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World's 10 most expensive things bought in January

Last updated on: February 2, 2012 08:12 IST

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While most of us think twice before buying something, some people spend millions of dollars without blinking their eyes.

Here we take a look at 10 most outragous luxury purchases in January, according to Business Insider.

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One-cent coin

How much? $1.38 million

A one-cent copper coin minted in 1793, the first year that the United States produced its own coins, has fetched $1.38 million at a Florida auction.

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Image: One-cent coin.
Photographs: Courtesy, liveauctioneers.com.

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Book on birds

How much? $7.9 million

John James Audubon's Birds of America sold for $7.9 million at auction in January.

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Image: Book on birds.
Photographs: Courtesy, Christie's Images Ltd. 2012

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Hitler's painting

How much? $42,300

Maritime Nocturno, painted by Adolf Hitler sold for $42,300 during an online auction.

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Image: Hitler's painting.
Photographs: Courtesy, Wikimedia Commons

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Cadillac hearse

How much? $176,000

The 1964 Cadillac white hearse that carried John F Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Air Force One at Dallas' Love Field was sold at auction for $176,000.

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Image: Cadillac hearse.
Photographs: Courtesy, liveauctioneers.com

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Painting

How much? $504,000

Zhang Daqian's Wuxia Mountain Clear Autumn 1936 was sold for $504,000.

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Image: Wuxia Mountain Clear Autumn 1936.
Photographs: Courtesy, liveauctioneers.com

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Needlework sampler

How much? $1.07 million

A needlework sampler by Mary Antrim sold for $1.07 million at Sotheby's.

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Image: Needlework sampler by Mary Antrim.
Photographs: Courtesy, Sotheby's

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Wine cooler

How much? $782,500

A Sheffield-plated wine cooler that George Washington gave to Alexander Hamilton in 1789 after he moved into the White House sold for $782,500 at Christie's New York.

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Image: Wine cooler.
Photographs: Courtesy, Christie's

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1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

How much? $4.62 million

This super rare 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing sold for $4.62 million at the Gooding and Company auction in Scottsdale.

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Image: 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gooding and Company

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593-pound bluefin tuna

How much? $736,000

A nearly 600-pound bluefin tuna was sold at auction for $736,000 in Tokyo.

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Bel Air mansion

How much? $21 million

Actress Jennifer Aniston bought a mansion in Bel Air, California, for $21 million.

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