|Rare U.S. ten cent coin called a dime sold for nearly $2 million at auction|
Do not throw away your change, even a 10 cent coin can be worth millions of dollars.
A dime, or a U.S. ten cent coin, made in 1873, has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for nearly $2 million at an auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The coin was minted in Carson City, Nevada, during a one day production of dimes.
The news media reported that the anonymous winner of the auction paid $1.6 million for the unique coin to the buyer and an additional 15 percent auction fee.
The 1873-CC "no arrows" Seated Liberty dime, was auctioned at a convention of the American Numismatic Association.
It is part of the Battle Born Collection, containing one of each coin minted in Carson City before the installation was closed in 1893.
All 111 pieces were parceled Thursday night, bringing in a total of nearly $10 million.