4 Times Rare Coins Changed the Conversation on Wealth

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar might be the most pricey coin ever sold, at least for the time being. There are people who think it was the first silver dollar made by the U.S. Mint. 

The front has a face of Lady Liberty with long hair, and the back has an American eagle. Very few of these coins were ever made—less than 1,800—and an expert estimates that there are still between 120 and 130 left.

The 1787 Brasher Doubloon

New York City goldsmith and silversmith Ephraim Brasher made the Brasher Doubloon in the late 18th century. The coin's front features a state seal with a rising sun and the reverse an American eagle with a shield. 

A doubloon with Brasher's EB on the breast sold for over $7.4 million in 2011. Coin World reported that a 2018 private auction of another doubloon with the bird's wing signature EB sold for over $5 million.  

The 1787 Fugio cent

It may not establish astronomical records like the other two coins on this list, but the Fugio cent is nonetheless a valuable collectible with a fascinating history. 

The 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar

The 723 Umayyad gold dinar, one of the most valuable Islamic coins, was made from caliph-owned gold. The coin says “mine of the commander of the faithful” and is the first Islamic coin to name Saudi Arabia. 

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