10 Most Valuable Coins Ever Discovered: Unbelievable Finds

Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar

World's most costly coin is 1794/5 Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar.Several experienced numismatic scholars believe this was the first U.S. government-minted silver coin.

Double Eagle

In 1933, President Theodore Roosevelt banned gold ownership, therefore the mint recalled and melted the following batch of Double Eagles. 

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 1907 coins were harder to mass-produce than envisaged. Its intricate design halted manufacturing, forcing a redesign.

Brasher Doubloon

One individual created the 1787 Brasher Doubloon to persuade New York State to use copper coins instead of gold. Ephriam Brasher's concept was rejected by the State, which didn't want metal coinage. 

Edward III Florin

The 670-year-old coin on our list is worth slightly under $7 million. Its age gives it value, and it's one of only three of the same coins to have survived the centuries. 

Liberty Head Nickel 

In 2018, the Morton-Smith-Eliaspberg Liberty Head Nickel auctioned for $4,560,000. This is one of five known specimens and the best on Earth.

Silver Dollar Class 1

Silver Dollar Class 1, 1804 ranks seventh on our list of most costly coins. The “King of U.S Coins” is the world's most famous 1804 silver dollar, selling for $4.1 million in August 1999. 

1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf

The Gold Maple Leaf coin, one of the most costly in the world, sold for $4,020,000 in June 2010 at Dorotheum Auction House, Vienna, Austria. 

Bust Dollar 

An 1804 Bust Collar, Class 1 coin worth $3.8 million follows. This coin is rare and precious due to its long history and a minuscule “D” printed in one of the clouds on the reverse.

Liberty Head Nickel

Hawai Five-O utilized a 1913 Liberty head nickel as the first currency on the list.In the series, the coin was used for close-up work and lesser coins for more dangerous labor to avoid devaluing it. 

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