The 1870-S half dime is a seriously rare coin, and the price it was sold for solidifies the belief that it isn’t like any other dime. Made by the San Francisco Mint in 1870, the two half dimes sold for $2.2 million.
The 1870-S half dime is so rare because there is no record of the coins being made at the San Fransisco Mint, so these are most likely the only 2 created. You really have to love history (and 5 cent dimes) to spend $2.2 million on half dimes! Take a look at the 2 million dollar coins above.
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By: Rachel Bowman - Published: Jul 22, 2009 • References: luxist