10 Most Valuable Coins of the 21st Century: Collector's Edition

Flowing Hair Silver 

World's most costly coin is 1794/5 Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar.Top numismatists believe this was the first US government-issued silver coin.

Double Eagle 

Second on our list is another Double Eagle. A 1933 US Mint coin was recalled and melted. To ease the banking crisis, then-President Theodore Roosevelt banned gold ownership.

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 

Mass-producing the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 1907 was difficult. Its intricate design halted manufacturing and required design changes.

Brasher Doubloon 

Not everyone likes pennies! Ephriam Brasher created the 1787 Brasher Doubloon to persuade New York to adopt copper coins instead of gold.

Edward III Florin 

The oldest and fifth most costly coin on our list is 670 years old and worth over $7 million.The coin's age and rarity make it valuable. It may be one of three remaining coins of this sort.

Liberty Head Nickel  

The eighth-most valuable coin on our list, the Morton-Smith-Eliaspberg Liberty Head Nickel, sold for $4,560,000 in 2018.Beautiful mirror-like surface adds to its value and rarity.

Silver Dollar Class 1  

World's seventh most costly coin is the 1804 Silver Dollar Class 1.The coin sold for $4.1 million in 1999. The “King of U.S Coins,” this 1804 Silver dollar is the most famous.

$1 Million Gold Canadian Maple Leaf  

One of the most expensive coins in the world, the Gold Maple Leaf was sold for $4,020,000 by Dorotheum Auction House in 2010.In 2007, the Canadian Mint produced the first million-dollar coin. 

Bust Dollar 

This 1804 Bust Dollar, at number nine, is rare and expensive due to its long history. A little “D” in a cloud is printed on the coin's back.

Liberty Head Nickel 

Our 10th most costly coin is the 2013 Liberty Head Nickel. One of five coins taken from the US Mint by an ex-employee went to private auctions and coin collections.

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