Rare dime sells for nearly $2M

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This dime is not just a dime a dozen. An 1894-S dime struck at the San Francisco Mint sold last night in Tampa, Florida, for just under $2 million. Only 24 such dimes were made, and only nine are likely to still exist. David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, California, says so few of the dimes were made at the San Francisco Mint because the country was in a recession in 1894 and more dimes weren’t needed.

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