Jan 7, 2016 3:53 PM by News Staff
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Whatever disparaging cliche you've heard about the lowly dime -- dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime's worth a difference -- it's not true of this dime.
No, this particular coin that's about to go to auction Thursday evening in Tampa is worth way more than ten cents.
More like a million dollars or two.
The 1894-S dime belonging to a private owner who is remaining anonymous was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made, and only nine likely still exist.
Numismatic experts say the dime is a rare icon in the coin collector's world and is in perfect condition.
The coin will be auctioned during the Florida United Numismatists show.
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