TAMPA — Whatever disparaging cliche you've heard about the lowly dime — dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime's worth of difference — it's not true of this dime.
No, this particular coin that went to auction Thursday evening in Tampa is worth way more than 10 cents.
10News WTSP reports that a private collector paid $1.997 million for it during an auction Thursday at a coin collectors convention in Tampa.
The 1894-S dime, belonging to a private owner who is remaining anonymous, was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made, and only nine likely still exist.
Numismatic experts say the dime is a rare icon in the coin collector's world and is in perfect condition.
The coin was auctioned during the Florida United Numismatists show.
Associated Press and 10News WTSP