3 Coin Collections That Made History in Auctions

The 1933 Double Eagle

The 1933 “Double Eagle” is the most valued auction coin at $18.9 million. The last U.S. gold coin displays Lady Liberty and an eagle in flight on either side.

It was never struck, and the U.S. Mint melted all 1933 Double Eagles in 1934 as the country left the gold standard. This coin survived melting and lawsuits and is the only one of its kind that may be owned privately.

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

The incredibly rare 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar may be the first U.S. Silver Dollar. First to break $10 million at auction in 2013, this coin sold for $12 million in early 2022. 

Professional Coin Grading Service (PGCS) says that this Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is the only one of the 140 silver dollars that they have found that is a "Specimen."

The 1787 Brasher Doubloon

The Brasher Doubloon from 1787 was sold for $9.36 million in 2021. This coin is part of a rare, privately struck gold series made to look like the Hispanic coins that were used in circulation in the 1740s.

 It was named for the New York blacksmith and silversmith Ephraim Brasher. The date that the coin was made, the state seal, and an American bird with a shield are all on it.

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