- Last Updated: 6:56 AM, August 11, 2012
- Posted: 12:43 AM, August 11, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — A dime minted back in 1873 in Nevada has sold for nearly $2 million at the annual American Numismatic Association’s convention being held in Philadelphia.
The coin, in pristine condition, is considered unique because it was made in Carson City during a one-day run on dimes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported yesterday that the winning bidder paid $1.6 million plus a 15 percent buyer’s fee.
The 1873-CC “No Arrows” Liberty Seated dime is part of the Battle Born Collection, which contained one of every coin minted in Carson City before the facility was shut down in 1893.
All 111 pieces of the collection were parceled off at Thursday night’s auction, fetching a total of nearly $10 million.