I know already that multiple bounties can be started on the same question (albeit not concurrently); but, can multiple bounties be awarded to the same answer?

For example: can I start a bounty against a question in order to reward an answer that has already received a previous bounty?


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Yes, an answer can receive multiple bounties. This answer, for example, got 10 bounties awarded.


From the central bounty FAQ:

Any answer to the question, even an existing answer that has already been awarded one or more bounties, is eligible to be manually awarded the bounty.

Emphasis mine. It doesn't matter if an answer already received a bounty before, you can always award it another bounty.

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    I mustn't have looked hard enough!
    – Ant P
    Feb 20, 2015 at 16:40

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