Skip to comments.Unique dime sells for $1.84M
Posted on 08/12/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 - A unique dime minted in 1873 in Carson City, Nev., sold at auction in Philadelphia for considerably more than its face value -- $1.84 million.
The "No Arrows" dime went to an anonymous buyer in the auction at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, KYW News Radio reported.
It was described as the world's most valuable dime.
Coin Update News said the dime was probably sent to Philadelphia for assay and was supposed to be melted down along with others in the series because the weight of silver in dimes had been slightly increased. But someone presumably took it home for a souvenir and it resurfaced decades later in a private collection.
The dime's most recent home was in the Battle Born collection at the World's Fair of Money. The Battle Born collection included a sample of every coin minted in Carson City until the operation was shut down in 1893.
Why spend all that money for the original when the late nite marketeers will soon be advertizing this coin(replica) coated with .00065 milligrams of pure gold for only $19.99?
Limit 100 coins per customer.
“And so you don’t forget, order before mid-night tomorrow!”
ANDY: See that nickel right there?
ANDY: Now, I paid ten dollars for that nickel. A month later a feller offered me fifty dollars for it. Wouldn't surprise me if I was to advertise I'd get, oh, a couple a hundred dollars.
BARNEY: For a nickel?
BARNEY: How come?
ANDY: Well, they made a mistake at the mint. Look right here. See that buffalo right there?
ANDY: Facin' the wrong way.
BARNEY: Facin' the wrong way?
BARNEY: Huh, and that makes it valuable?
ANDY: Yeah. I don't expect there's more than two or three in the whole country.
BARNEY: No fooling?
ANDY: Um Huh.
BARNEY: And it keeps increasing in value?
ANDY: Yeah. The fewer there are on the market...
BARNEY: And you say there only two?
ANDY: Two, or three at the most.
BARNEY: Ah huh..ah You wouldn't want to sale it, would ya'?
ANDY: Hum, you know somebody that wants to buy it?
BARNEY: Well, I might buy it.
ANDY: You might buy it?
BARNEY: Um huh. Couldn't give you know two hundred dollars..but I could give ya' fifty.
BARNEY: Seventy-five? Seventy-five's a deal?
ANDY: All right.
BARNEY: How about that? Thank ya', Andy. Let me just compare this with a regular nickel...HEY, ANDY! The buffalo on this nickel's facin' the same way!
ANDY: Let me see that rare nickel. Now, which ways the buffalo facin' on your regular nickel?
BARNEY: (Pointing to HIS right) Over there.
ANDY: There, you see. The buffalo on this rare nickel's facin' that'a way. (Pointing to HIS right.) Here, see.
BARNEY: (Walking around the desk) Yeah, yeah. I'll be darn..HEY, now mines facing the same way..DARN YOU, ANDY!
ANDY: Well, Barney, I's just tryin' to show you how easy it would be for you to get taken.
BARNEY: Well, I didn't think I's gonna get taken by my own friend, for heavens sake.
The most valuable dime will be the one some insider drops on all of Barack Obama’s scandals.
Better check that jar of coins in my closet.
I wish you would have told me about this earlier.
But WAIT, there is more!