Sometimes life can throw a surprise if you live in the United States and have a handful of dollar coins in your pocket. If you collected coins when you were growing up, today one of them could help multiply your Social Security benefit this year 2022. Coin collectors usually look for the rarest coins, so you can check the ones you have just in case you have one with these characteristics.
On this occasion we are talking about a dime whose price reached $5,555 at auction. It is not very common to find this kind of coins, but it is very possible. Sometimes we do not realize this because we do not know the situation, but from now on you can check if this is so or not.
A coin that costs 5,555 dollars
The coin that has ended up with a final auction of $5,555 is a dime. This coin is very rare because its production was very short and barely lasted a year. Due to this particular situation, this dime acquires a special and, at the same time, very high value. Of course, it is not within the reach of all pockets and its purchase is reserved for people with high purchasing power.
The auction started with just a few dollars and quickly climbed to the final $5,555, after a total of 38 bids from the participants. It’s hard to see this type of coin, so I’m sure the final winner considers himself a very lucky person as a collector.
Why is this dime so special?
The configuration of the coin features the Statue of Liberty with stars on the sides. On the back is the Small Eagle. This combination only existed on dimes for one year. This year was between 1796 and 1797. Just one year later, the design of the coin changed to that of a bust and the heraldic eagle.
For that reason, this is such a rare coin to see. It is very possible that at some point you have had it in your possession without knowing it, for that reason it is important to look at the dollars that come into our hands.