Dentist Wins Bid For Elvis Presley's Crown

A dentist from Alberta, Canada, paid $10,000 for a crown that once belonged to The King: Elvis Presley. That isn't the only dental collectible this dentist has paid top dollar for. He shelled out $31,000 for a rotten tooth that belonged to John Lennon.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And our last word in business this morning is: crowning achievement. At an auction in the U.K. last week, a dentist from Alberta, Canada, paid $10,000 for a crown that once belonged to The King himself: Elvis Presley.

The crown is actually the kind you wear on a tooth. That isn't the only dental collectible this dentist has paid top dollar for. He shelled out $31,000 for a rotten tooth that belonged to John Lennon. He says his waiting room is starting to look like a Hard Rock Cafe, but it's good for business.

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MONTAGNE: And that is the business news, from NPR News. This is MORNING EDITION. I'm Renee Montagne.

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