People buy and sell expensive things all the time, but here's an interesting story of how a dime worth $1.9 million dollars traveled across the country from its old home in San Jose to its new home in New York City. Who knew it was as simple as a guy in flip flops carrying it there in his pocket? Well I'm sure that guy, John Feigenbaum, would say it was anything but simple. He dressed in flip flops so he wouldn't attract undue attention, tried to fly coach (but got upgraded to first class anyway), and didn't sleep a wink on a red-eye flight for fear of losing the precious cargo somehow.
The 1894-S dime is one of nine known to have survived from only 24 minted in San Francisco that year. Of course the new owner, who is choosing to remain anonymous, has no intentions of doing anything with the dime other than keeping it stashed away in his vault as an investment for the future -- after spending a few minutes admiring it, of course.