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An American 1873 dime was sold for nearly $2 million at an auction in Philadelphia on Thurs., Aug. 9, 2012. (Handout/Stack's Bowers Galleries

An American 1873 dime was sold for nearly $2 million at an auction in Philadelphia on Thurs., Aug. 9, 2012. (Handout/Stack's Bowers Galleries

An American 1873 dime has been auctioned off for nearly $2 million in Philadelphia.

The pristine gold coin was purchased Thursday night by a collector who wished to remain anonymous, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

It sold for $1.6 million, plus a 15% buyer's fee.

The rare 1873-CC No Arrows Liberty Seated dime is the only remaining coin from a one-day run of dimes from Carson City, Nev.

A total of 111 pieces were auctioned Thursday at the American Numismatic Association convention for nearly $10 million.

 


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