The sold dime is in fact very rare
(from the page)
I laughed at that. And thats a crazy price.
I know really. I should go counterfeit a dime, say it's rare, and sell it for millions of bucks. Actually, that doesn't sound too bad...
I know it's not about coins, but there is this rare stamp...it's a biplane that was printed upside down by mistake. Only 23 or 24 were printed beforee they noticed, so those became collector's items...
At last count I think one of them is worth over $2 million dollars, as long as it's not actually placed on a letter and mailed. So you can see how mailing a bill early in the morning when you are half asleep, may be a bad idea, the night after you look over your stamp collection.
Anyway, I heard that this guy actually used to own one of those stamps, and ...was getting a divorce... yup you guessed it, the wife was pissed he got to keep the stamps, so she paid the electric bill with a bunch of his collectibles... including the upside down bi-plane. That is why I don't collect rare coins, or stamps... I collect cash. And magic DVD's,...Books...effects... ya, I am addicted.