A Dime Made In 1873 It Sold For $1.6 Million At Auction


PHILADELPHIA — A dime fabricated in 1873 has bulk addition a appealing penny: It awash for $1.6 actor at auction.

An bearding applicant won the aboriginal coin, said Chris Napolitano, admiral 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 bulk for the bread was $1.84 million, he said.

The attenuate bread was minted in Carson City, Nev., during a one-day run of dimes.

"Generally speaking, in the bread bargain business, you ability get a brace of bodies angry anniversary other" as they bid, he said Friday. "On this one, we had four or bristles buyers over a actor dollars. We had a fair bulk of buyers advancing it."

The 1873-CC "No Arrows" Liberty Seated dime was auctioned Thursday night. It's allotment of the Battle Born Collection, which independent one of every bread addled in Carson City afore the excellent there bankrupt in 1893.

All 111 pieces were auctioned off Thursday night, attractive a absolute of about $10 million.

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