Sunday, August 12, 2012
One thin dime its not
1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6 Million
Associated Press -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction.
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. With a 15 percent buyer's fee tacked on, the final price for the coin was $1.84 million, he said.
The rare coin was minted in Carson City, Nev., during a one-day run of dimes.
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