A particularly uncommon 1894 dime, considered one of solely 24 minted and as soon as owned by former Lakers proprietor Jerry Buss, has bought at public sale for $1.32 million, together with the customer’s fee.
Solely 9 of the uncommon 1894-S dimes are identified to exist, in line with the public sale home Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The dime was auctioned Thursday on the American Numismatic Affiliation World’s Honest of Cash in Chicago.
EXTREMELY RARE 1894 DIME EXPECTED TO SELL FOR OVER $1M
The coin was as soon as owned by the late Buss, who along with being the previous proprietor of the Los Angeles Lakers, was additionally an avid collector of uncommon cash.
In 2016, an 1894-S dime bought for $2 million at a Florida public sale.
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A uncommon 1876 20-cent piece was additionally auctioned on the Chicago occasion, promoting for $456,000. First issued in 1875, 20-cent cash are described by Stack’s Bowers Galleries as “a one-year marvel.”
Some 10,000 20-cent items had been minted by the Carson Metropolis Mint in 1876 however had been ordered destroyed by the federal government. The coin auctioned in Chicago is considered one of solely 20 from the 10,000 minted at Carson Metropolis that escaped the melting pot.
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