Stella Dimoko Rare 1894-S Barber Dime Sold For Nearly $2 Million


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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Rare 1894-S Barber Dime Sold For Nearly $2 Million

A coin collector has just paid nearly $2 million for a dime, but the 1894-S Barber is by no means an average dime. It is, in fact, one of the rarest in the world, as less than ten are known to exist. 

The winner–who paid $1,997,500 for the extremely rare dime–is a seasoned collector who secured the coin’s ownership by outbidding 15 other potential buyers, according to the auction house. The auction house, Heritage Auctions, also conveyed the new owner’s inclination to remain anonymous. The previous owner also chose to retain their anonymity.

Heritage Auctions, one of the largest auction houses in the world, reported over $860 million in total sales in 2015, marking its second best year to date. In 2015, the “U.S. Coins” category dragged in more than $254 million in sales as it continued to be the auction house’s largest category. The recently sold dime that fetched nearly $2 million at auction is one of only 24 produced at the San Francisco Mint and according to The Associated Press, it is likely that there are only nine left in existence. David Quint, a coin collector, told CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV that the rare dime “has been folklore in numismatics.”

The limited number of Barber dimes minted in S.F. back in 1894 comes as the result of harsh economic times – a nationwide recession. Subsequently, Barber dimes like this one that sold for $1.9 million serves as rare pieces of American history. In order to stir things up in the search for the other Barbers that may be in existence, of which there might be as many as 13, Heritage Auctions is offering $10,000 to anyone that can produce any genuine specimens that have otherwise gone unreported. Mark Borckardt, a senior numismatist with the auction house, was quoted by CBS as having said that the missing Barbers “could be in somebody’s desk drawer” or simply “sitting in somebody’s bank box.”

According to experts, the recently auctioned coin was in perfect condition at the time it was sold. The coin, which is often lumped in with the 1913 Liberty nickel and the 1804 dollar as part of the trio that is “The Big Three” in American numismatic rarities, was sold at auction on Thursday evening at the Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa, Florida.

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make i go check my father in law coin collection,i am sure there must be a rare coin there cos he has a lot packed somewhere...


  1. Mehn ppl can like to waste money on nonsense Sha.

  2. I love anything antique..
    I don't know if we have any antique shops here, cos I haven't heard of any.
    People throw away old stuff when replacing, but if there was an antique shop, it would go right there.

    Even if one decides to open up an antique shop, you will die there with your old
    Nigerians aint interested in that kinda thing.

  3. Father in law hmmmm
    Which one stella
    Cus dem plenty! Pls be specific

  4. Hmmmmmmmmm.
    Ashi gbakwa!
    See luck o!!!

  5. One time like dat na clock. My mama follow go find that clock

  6. Lmao.

    The hustle is real.

    If he was not a coin collector, it's unlikely that you'll find any coin of value there.


  7. I just don't understand oyinbo people sometimes....adongerit!!

  8. You can never get history

  9. A coin for two million dollars, you wan worship am?

  10. Too much money dey worry them . I like antique though but can't spend that kind of money for it .


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