willieboyd2 Posted July 27, 2007 Report Share Posted July 27, 2007 'I didn't eat and I didn't sleep' By Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, July 26, 2007 John Feigenbaum flew out of San Jose this week in first class, with flip-flops on his feet, a T-shirt on his back and a dime worth $1.9 million in his pocket. It was the most expensive dime ever to pass through San Jose. That's because it is the most expensive dime in the history of dimes. Feigenbaum is a rare coin dealer, and the dime he was carrying across the country, from San Jose to New York, is an 1894-S dime, one of only nine known to exist, and one of only 24 known to be coined that year in San Francisco. Perhaps, though, the dime is again fated to be locked away in a bank vault as a penalty for being ugly. The coin is known as a Barber-style dime, bearing a ghastly likeness of Madam Liberty on the front and a boring wreath of corn and wheat and the words "one dime" on the back. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?.../07/27/DIME.TMP Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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