Numismatics is about history, art, and economics, not simply coins. Some coins in these riches are rare and valuable, frequently reaching astronomical values. This listicle discusses seven rare coins worth $10 million or more. Your collection may contain these historical coins with stories.
The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is beloved among collectors. The early American Mint struck it to commemorate the birth of the dollar. The possibility that it is the first of its type makes it unusual. The elaborate artwork of Lady Liberty with flowing hair represents freedom in a fledgling nation. One coin sold for nearly $10 million at auction in 2013, setting a record.
Coin mystery and legal debate surround the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. After the U.S. government melted down most of the 1933 series, this $20 gold coin became a rare collector's item. Few survived, making them uncommon. One of these coins sold for about $7 million in 2002 and has subsequently climbed in value to almost $10 million.
The 1343 Edward III Florin, or Double Leopard, is a historic coin from medieval Europe. This rare medieval English gold coin was minted by King Edward III. Its exquisite design and historical significance make it precious. While its market worth is unknown, analysts say one might certainly exceed $10 million if auctioned today.
Some consider the 1787 Brasher Doubloon the American numismatic Holy Grail. This coin, made by George Washington's neighbor and goldsmith Ephraim Brasher, shows early American workmanship and ambition. The coin's American emblems distinguish it from European designs. Valuations sometimes reach $10 million because to its rarity and historical significance.
The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is nearly unfathomable. Five examples were inexplicably minted in 1913 and found after the U.S. Mint discontinued making this design in 1912. Collectors want the coin for its mysterious origin and rarity. One of these nickels sold for nearly $3.7 million in 2010, and its worth may exceed $10 million in the proper market.
One of the most perplexing American coins is the 1894-S Barber Dime. Only 24 were coined, and less than ten remain. Mystery surrounds its minting, contributing to its appeal. These rare dimes represent Gilded Age wealth. One sold for roughly $2 million in 2016, and its value is projected to rise as the rare coin market increases.
A contemporary numismatic marvel, the 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is unique. This 100-kilogram, 99.999% gold coin was once worth $1 million. Its size, purity, and growing gold value have made it worth much more than its face value. Though new to rare coins, its distinctiveness and worth are undeniable.