Top 10 Most Expensive Coins in the World
People collected something with many reason and one of it is economy. One collection item can be worth more than million dollars once the availability is extremely rare and the material is precious. On the following list, we are going to talk about that expensive collection. This is 10 most expensive coins in the world
01. 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar ($7,850,000)
Flowing hair dollar was the first coinage issued by US federal government. It was designed by Robert Scot and minted twice in 1794 and 1795. One of the ancient coin blasted to the future and went to an auction in May 2010. The first American dollar was purchased privately at Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine for more than 7 million
02 . 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 1933 ($7,590,020)
The $20 US gold coin is one of 445,500 specimens that was minted in 1933. History withdrew the coin from public and the ownership of the coin became illegal since President Franklin launched Gold reserve act in 1934. 9 specimens were stolen, found, recovered, but one remain survived after king Farouk collected it for view decades. In July 30, 2002, Sotheby’s had one rare chance to monetize the coin legally and the coin fetched more than 7,5 million
03. 1804 Class I Silver Dollar $4,140,000
The 1804 Class I silver dollar is one of the rarest collection and one of the coins with the most replicas. However, one original 1804 Class I that was given to King of Siam in 17th century survived and stored for a while at Bowers & Merena in 2001 before a private owner bought it for more than 4 million
04. 1804 Class I Silver Dollar $3,737,500
Joseph J.Mickley saved the rare specimens and it was one of Quellar Family Collection. in may 2008, the coin listed on Heritage Auction galleries and handed to a private collector for $3,7 million.
05. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel $3,737,500
1913 Liberty head nickel is a 5-cent coin that was minted and limited distributed without the authority of US mint. One of the 5 coins purchased in 1972 for $100,000. 24 years later, one of the coins sold over a million dollar and 7 years later, another specimen sold in auction for $3 million. Last specimen handed to rich collector in 2003 after he purchased it from Heritage auction for $3,7 million. The other 2 went to museum for public exhibitions.
06. 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Breast $2,990,000
The 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Breast was one of 3 specimen of Brasher Doubloons that was offered in Heritage Auction galleries in January 12, 2005. Those 3 specimen were sold out and the 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Breast was the priciest. The other specimen, Brasher Doubloon EB Punch on Wing sold for $2,4 million and the 1787 Brasher Lima Style Doubloon sold for $690,000
07. 1907 Ultra High Relief $20 (Double Eagle) $2,990,000
This coin was official 20 dollar gold coin of US government that was minted from 1907-1933. The designer was Augustus Saint Gaudens and it is believe as one of most beautiful Coins in American history. It composes 90 percent gold and 10 percent copper. This coin was another asset of Heritage Auctions before a collector purchase it nearly 3 million
08 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Wing $2,415,000
I already posted information of the specimen on point 6.
09 1804 Class III Silver Dollar $2,300,000
1804 Class III Silver Dollar is another collection of Heritage Auctions gallery. It followed the sale of 1804 Class I Silver Dollar on point 3 and 4.
10 .1907 Rolled Edge Eagle $2,185,000
Our 1907 Rolled Edge Eagle is the cheapest gold coin on the most expensive coin list and it used to be a legal currency from 1907 until 1993. The one eagle gold coin used to worth $10. View years ago, Heritage Auction sold the gold coin for a private bidder more than 2 million.