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Very rare, 1894 dime, once in the hands of Jerry Buss sold it for $1.3 M

to connectVideoExtremely rare 1894 nickel is expected to sell for more than $1 million

One of the nine 1894-S dime, it is on its way to the auction house, but it will cost you.

An ultra-rare 1894 penny, one of only 24 minted, and once the property of the former Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, has been sold at an auction for $1.32 million, including the buyer’s commission.

Only nine of the rare 1894-S dimes are known, and, according to the auction firm Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The dime was auctioned on Thursday at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Chicago.

THE EXTREMELY RARE 1894 NICKEL IS EXPECTED TO SELL FOR MORE THAN $1M

The 1894-S dime is one of the 24 who were captured.
(Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

The coin was once owned by the late Buss, who, in addition, the former owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and was also an avid collector of rare coins and bullion.

In 2016, an 1894-S dime sold for $2 million at a Florida auction.

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The front cover of the 1894-S dime.
(Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

Rare 1876 20-cent piece was auctioned off at the Chicago event, it will sell for $456,000. For the first time, was issued in 1875 a 20-cent coins that have been described in detail by Stack’s Bowers Galleries as a “one-year wonder.”

The front cover of the 1894-S dime
(Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

More than 10,000 of 20-cent pieces were minted by the Carson City Mint in 1876, but was ordered destroyed by the government. The coin auction in Chicago is one of only 20 out of every 10,000 were minted in Carson City is that it has escaped the melting-pot.

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The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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