Top 10 Most Expensive Coins in the World
This list of top 10 most expensive coins in the world. The coin Flowing Hair Dollar tops this list after it was sold for $7.85 million. This was an emotional loss for coin collector IRVINE but also a financial gain. other coins which are also given an exceptionally high value. Unlike
10. 1907 Rolled Edge Eagle – $2,185,000
The 1907 Rolled Edge eagle as one of the most expensive coins, PR67, the Frank A. Leach Specimen, which descended in the family of the former Mint Director’s second wife, proved itself when it sold for $2.185 million to applause in the packed auction room.
9. 1804 Class III Silver Dollar – $2,300,000
The 1804 Silver Dollar is a United States dollar coin considered to be one of the most expensive coins and most famous coins in the world, due to its unique history. The die from which the Class III specimens were made was seized by Mint Director James Ross Snowden in 1860, but by this time several were in collectors’ hands.
8. 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Wing – $2,415,000
This most expensive coins is again a gold coin which was minted in America in 1787. It was minted privately by gold smith Ephraim Brasher. He made seven coins in this set. Out of total seven this particular coin had the hallmark on the breast of the eagle whereas on the other 6 it is on the wings.
7. 1907 Ultra High Relief $20 (Double Eagle) – $2,990,000
The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin, or double eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The most expensive coins is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins.
6. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel – $3,737,500
This most expensive coins is actually a set of five coins minted in the US mint unofficially by an employee. He kept this set with him. After few years the set was separated by the authorities to sell it.
5. 1804 Class I Silver Dollar from Queller’s Collection – $3,737,500
The 1804 Class I Silver Dollar from Queller’s Collection was minted in 1834 and comes from the same collection as picture number four.
4. 1804 Class I Silver Dollar – $4,140,000
This dollar, of which just 15 specimens are known, is divided into “Classes”. Eight comprise Class I, which were minted in 1834. Two Class I specimens trace their lineage to the King of Siam and the Sultan of Muscat. One comprises Class II and six comprise Class III and were minted sometime between 1858 to 1860
3. 1787 Brasher Doubloon EB on Breast – $7,400,000
This is most expensive coins which was minted in America in 1787. It was minted privately by gold smith Ephraim Brasher. He made seven coins in this set. Out of total seven this particular coin had the hallmark on the breast of the eagle whereas on the other 6 it is on the wings.
2. 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle – $7,590,020
This was minted in 1933 by the US government during the great depression. 4,45,000 coins were minted but to reduce the effects of depression government never released these coins. All the coins were taken back. The coin which never went to the US government became the most expensive coins with the price of $7,590,020
1. 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar – $7,850,000
The first dollar coin issued by the United States federal government. The coin was minted in 1794 and 1795; its size and weight were based on the Spanish dollar, which was popular in trade throughout the Americas. One of the coins was sold in May 2005 for $7.85m and it’s one of the most expensive coins.