Top 10 Rarest and Most Valuable Coins In The World
I suggest you rummage your wallet or your piggy bank to find if you have any vintage coin in your possession. What someday were of uniform vale to all might be an expensive and the most valuable possession of today.
We have prepared a list of the most valuable as well as the most expensive coins that have ever been there in history.
Despite the fact that they are no longer in use, they are a priced possession for those who own it.
Take a look!
10. 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Wing
This is a gold coin made by the goldsmith Ephraim Brasher. The coin features an eagle, with the goldsmith’s initials printed on its wings.
9. 2007 Queen Elizabeth II Million Dollar Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint made this 2007 coin. The coin has a face value of one million dollars, which is actually below the value of the coin’s material. That is because this coin is made exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined gold at 999.99/1000 gold. It is so heavy that not even two fairly built men can lift it up.
8. 1822 Half Eagle
The 1822 Half Eagle has an estimated rank of Extremely Fine 45. It was released in $5 currency. Around 17,796 pieces of this gold coin were struck, but there are only three existing specimens known in the numismatic world. Two of the three are in the collection of the Smithsonian.
7. 1913 Liberty Head
The Liberty Head is really a 5-cent coin released in 1913. Only a restricted extent was ever minted, and reports have it that it was done without the sanction and agreement of the United States Mint. The coin has held a number of records, including being the first one to break the hundred thousand dollar barrier, when a specimen of this coin was sold for over that amount in 1972. Just 24 years later, it became the first coin to break the one million dollar barrier when it went for $1.485 million in 1996.
6. 1804 Silver Dollar
It was created in 1804. This coin with Proof 68 is now valued at $7.5 million.
5. 1933 Double Eagle
The Saint Gaudens gold double eagle coin in fact had 445,500 specimens made in 1933. They were by no means circulated and practically each piece was melted down after the administration decided to put an end to the use of the gold standard in that year. There may have been some pieces that got saved, however, including one that was sold for $7.59 million in a public sale.
4. 1794 Silver Dollar
It is a 1794 coin. It is also known to be the first ever coin in silver, made by the US mint. Also known as Flowing Hair Dollar, it is the most expensive coin a collector has. The coin is a rare national treasure.
3. 1907 Saint Gaudens
This coin was released in 1907. It was released in denominations of $20. It has a proof of Grade 69. The Smithsonian has two copies of this rare coin.
2. 1877 Half Union
Created in 1877, this coin was of denomination $50. Valued at $10 million each a couple of years ago, the value of both the coins have doubled by now.
1. 1849 Double Eagle
It was created in 1849 by the US Mint before the start of the California gold rush. It’s value is estimated to be a whopping $45 million and can be found at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Numismatic Collection.