Coins are valuable means of financial Power.
The degree of worth each coin possess is as a result of its age, historical relevance and factors of production.
Despite losing popularity to printed notes, they are still important and relevant in the modern society.
Also, Some coins are worth a while and you might be wondering, which of them are the most expensive? This post deals with the ten (10) most expensive coins in the world.
10. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Hawai Five-O Star
WORTH: $3.7 Million
Starting off the list of the most expensive coins in the world is 1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Hawai Five-O Star.
The coin got its popularity in the (19)70s movie series, Hawai Five-O.
History has it that the coin is a member of the five (5) original Liberty Head Nickels which was stolen in the mint by an ex-employer.
Currently, the coin is at private auctions and worth an incredible $3.7 Million.
9. 1804 Bust Dollar – Class 1 – Dexter-Poque Specimen
WORTH: $3.8 Million
Coming in next on the list, 1804 Bust Dollar – Class 1 – Dexter-Poque Specimen is one of the most expensive coins in the world.
The class 1 coin belongs to a wealthy Numismatist, James V. Dexter who has his last name written in short as “D” on the coin.
However, this particular piece is very rare (they are only eight original available) and coupled with its long history, has become one of the most sought after in Europe.
It was discovered in Germany and was sold at a price of 3,865,750 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries & Sotherby’s in 2017.
8. 2007 $1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf
WORTH: $4.02 Million
2007 $1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the most expensive coins in the world.
The coin is produced by Canadian mint and was auctioned for $4,020,000 by Dorotheum Auction House in 2010.
The million-dollar coin is composed of pure gold (99.99%) and parades a massive 100 kilograms weight.
The coin is very rare as only five (5) are auctioned out.
The 2007 $1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is a production of the Royal Canadian Mints new line.
7. 1804 Silver Dollar Class 1
WORTH: $4.1 Million
Also known as the Watters-Childs Specimen, 1804 Silver Dollar Class 1 is one of the most expensive coins in the world.
The coin has a magnificent grade point of proof-68 by a Standard Coin Grading Service.
Once upon a time (1999), 1804 Silver Dollar Class 1 was the world most expensive coin after selling for an incredible $4.1 million.
Infact, the coin is owned by series of prominent, wealthy business-men like Henry Chapman, poque family, the Sultan of Muscat and Virgil Brand.
However, the value of the coin briefly spiked in 2016 to $10,575,000 but nevertheless, its value were not met by auctioners and as a result, the price had to be stepped down (again) to $4.1 million (which is the current value).
6. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Morton-Smith-Eliaspberg
WORTH: $4.5 Million
Having been auctioned for an incredible $4.5 Million in 2008, the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Morton-Smith-Eliaspberg is the sixth most expensive coins in the world.
The piece is a member of five (5) variants of the coin that was produced.
Out if all, it is the most unique and the most sought after.
It possess a beautiful shiny appearance and is sought by majority of coin collectors in the world.
The MS-62 Proof 64 graded coin has no official production links to any mint across the globe.
5. 1343 Edward III Florin
WORTH: $6.8 Million
Breaking in among the top five (5), 1343 Edward III Florin is one of the most expensive coins in the world.
The 670-year old coin is the oldest and longest surviving in history.
The coin is extremely rare as three (3) of them are available.
The first one was discovered and sold in 2006 for a huge $6.8 million.
The remaining two awaits to be auctioned in the British Museum.
4. 1787 Brasher Doubloon
WORTH: $7.4 Million
1787 Brasher Doubloon is the fourth (4th) most expensive coins in the world.
Initially, all of New York’s coin were crafted with Gold and a man called Ephriam Brashers, proposed to the State government to adopt the use of copper in drafting coins.
The plea was not heard and as a result of that, the Goldsmith (On his own) produced a new set of coins that was mainly composed of bronze with a light application of 22-carat gold on the side.
1787 Brasher Doubloon is a very rare coin and if found, requires an incredible obtaining fee of $7.4 Million.
3. 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
WORTH: $7.6 Million
Coming in next on the list, the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is the third most expensive coin in the world.
It was very difficult to manufacture in bulk and as a result, this issue became a production barrier.
Something had to be done to remedy the problem and “Charles Barber”, the U.S Mints chief engraver had to make the vital decision.
The chief removed the inscription “In God We Trust” from the coin after a long debate with the counsel.
Despite all that happened, the coin is very expensive with a worth value of $7.6 Million.
2. 1933 Double Eagle
WORTH: $7.6 Million
Missing the first spot, 1933 Double Eagle is the second most expensive coin in the world.
The coin is declared “illegal” and if caught, will be seized immediately.
President Theodore Roosevelt, banned anyone from owning gold due to the elevating bank crises that happened during that time.
Subsequently, only a small number of the 1933 minted coin was carted away.
originally, the 1933 Double Eagle was owned by King Farouk of Egypt and was auctioned to a private coin collector.
The coin presently cost nothing less than $7.6 Million.
1. Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar (1794/5)
WORTH: $10 Million
The award for the most expensive coin in the world goes to Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar (1794/5).
In 2013, the coin sold for over $10 million, a world record value.
Infact, experts in Numismatic research dubbed it as the first silver coin to be produced by the federal government of the United States.
Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar is the product that symbolizes a new revolutionary step taken to mark the beginning of a new dawn in the Coin production industry.
However, the coin is not readily available and has been known to be preserved by prominent collectors – which may go a long way in increasing its value.
That was all on the ten (10) most expensive coins in the world.
We hoped you enjoyed the list?
Which is your favourite coin?
However, before we round off the post, let’s take a quick look at the summary:
|1.||Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar (1794/5)||$10 Million|
|2.||1933 Double Eagle||$7.6 Million|
|3.||1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle||$7.6 Million|
|4.||1787 Brasher Doubloon||$7.4 Million|
|5.||1343 Edward III Florin||$6.8 Million|
|6.||1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Morton-Smith-Eliaspberg||$4.5 Million|
|7.||1804 Silver Dollar Class 1||$4.1 Million|
|8.||2007 $1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf||$4.02 Million|
|9.||1804 Bust Dollar – Class 1 – Dexter-Poque Specimen||$3.8 Million|
|10.||1913 Liberty Head Nickel – Hawai Five-O Star||$3.7 Million|