1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6MPHILADELPHIA (AP)— A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction.
PHILADELPHIA (AP)— A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction.
The rare coin was minted in Carson City, Nev., during a one-day run of dimes.
An anonymous bidder won the pristine coin, said Chris Napolitano, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, which auctioned it during an American Numismatic Association convention.
“Generally speaking, in the coin auction business, you might get a couple of people fighting each other” as they bid, he said Friday. “On this one, we had four or five buyers over a million dollars. We had a fair amount of buyers pursuing it.”
The 1873-CC “No Arrows” Liberty Seated dime was auctioned Thursday night.