The price of an 1894-S dime has surpassed $1.3 million.

Numismatic history was made in the Official Auction held by Stack's Bowers Galleries at the 2019 ANA World's Fair of Money. Lot 5178, which featured an example of the famed 1894-S Barber dime, sold for more than $1.3 million, making it the most expensive numismatic item ever sold

This coin is one of only nine documented survivors from an original mintage of only 24 pieces, and it has been certified by PCGS as Branch Mint Proof-63. It has also been verified by CAC.

A Barber dime from the year 1894-S is considered to be one of the most famous rarities in the entire field of United States numismatics. It was initially mentioned in an item that appeared in the edition of The San Francisco Call that was published on August 25, 1895. Since then, it has been the subject of much research and has received a lot of attention

By the turn of the 20th century, its notoriety had risen as a result of the publicity that surrounded large auction appearances and the discussion that took place in journals devoted to hobbies. Today, it continues to be one of the most sought-after United States coins, and it is ranked sixth in the reference book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, which was written by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth and published in 2014 for the fourth edition. There is a key event that occurs whenever an example is presented in any grade.

The auction of an 1894-S Barber dime, which took place in the Stack's Bowers Galleries ANA sale, is the first time that an example has been offered for sale at auction in more than three years. Additionally, this is the first offering that the company has participated in in nearly twelve years.

As part of the F.S. Guggenheimer Collection, this specific coin was offered for sale by Stack's in the month of January in the year 1953. It finally made its way into the collection of Jerry Buss, a sports entrepreneur from Los Angeles, whose name would become inextricably linked to this particular species.

The Horatio E. Morgan Collection is an extraordinary cabinet of rarities that was assembled mostly in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries ANA sale as part of the collection.

Additional rarities from this collection were sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries at their ANA auction. These included a twenty-cent piece that was graded MS-65 (PCGS) and sold for $456,000 in lot 5182. Additionally, the auction included 110 different pattern coins from the United States Mint.

Additional items from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection will be included in the company's Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, which will take place in November 2019, as well as in other sales that will come in the future. In upcoming transactions, you will be able to get a virtually complete collection of early half dollars by Overton variety, as well as a comprehensive set of dimes from the cabinet that begins with the earliest issues.

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