If You Have One of These Dimes, You Could be Sitting on a Fortune

You might want to pull out your change jar and take a look through it. If you happen to be sitting on this particular dime, you’ve basically won the lottery. That’s because some extremely rare and valuable dimes could be worth up to nearly $2 million. In 2016, a rare dime was sold for $1.9 million, and there are still a few still in circulation — perhaps sitting in your piggy bank or change jar. The specific dime is known as the 1894-S Barber Dime. Rumor has it that John Daggett, the superintendent of the San Francisco Mint, had 24 of these dimes minted in 1894. Daggett gave 3 of them to his young daughter, telling her to save the coins until she was older. However, no sooner had he given her the advice than she immediately used one to buy an ice cream cone. Today, 9 of the 1894-S Barber Dimes still exist, and while most are accounted for, 2 of them are believed to still be floating around in American pockets. If you think you have one of the rare dimes, don’t run to the bank with it. Instead, consult with a coin appraiser, who can tell you whether or not you have a genuine 1894-S Barber Dime. You also might want to be on the lookout for an 1874 CC Seated Liberty Dime, which could be worth a cool $115,000 in mint condition, as well as the 1872 CC Seated Liberty Dime, which could bring in up to $85,000.
1894-S Barber Dime