Calling it the most expensive dime ever sold at auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold a unique 1873-CC No Arrows Seated Liberty dime for $1.84 million Aug. 9 in Philadelphia during the official American Numismatic Association convention auction of the Battle Born Collection.
It is graded MS-65 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
The buyer wishes to remain anonymous.
In all, there were nearly $10 million in total sales in the Battle Born Collection auction, which was part of the firm’s “Rarities Night Auction.”
The Battle Born collection was assembled over the past 11 years; Rusty Goe was called its chief architect.
It was one of just two complete sets of Carson City Mint coinage ever assembled and it is the only one ever to be sold intact in one auction, Stack’s Bowers pointed out.