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Top 6 Rarest Coins in the World

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Look around yourself. There’s a fair chance that you may end up finding some old coins worth millions of dollars. Let’s just keep it simple and straightforward, there are more than 200 coins in the United Stated that are worth more than a million dollars today. The estimated worth of these coins in total is around $550 million, and you can expect this to keep on rising in the near future. You will be surprised to know that the value of these coins has gone up by 50% in just a few years.

If you are thinking which coins are the rarest and the most valuable, then here is a list of the top 6 rarest coins in the world.

1.1849 Double Eagle

The United States Mint located in Philadelphia created this unique and extremely rare coin in 1849 when the California gold rush had just begun. Released in the denominations of $20, the value of this coin was around $15 million just a few years ago. A year later, the value of this coin improved by 1/3rd. The first-ever piece of this coin can still be found in Smithsonian Institute’s National Numismatic Collection.

2.1877 Half Union

The Smithsonian’s possess two types of these coins. One has a pattern called J-1546 and the other is J-1548. The 1877 Half Union is a gold coin that was released in the denominations of $50. It has an anticipated grade of Proof 67. Few years ago, the value of 1877 Half Union was $10 million.

3.1907 Saint Gaudens

Released in 1907, this coin was introduced in the denominations of $20. This coin has double thickness and high relief with an estimated grade of Proof 69. The Smithsonian’s also possess two copies of this coin.

4.1794 Silver Dollar

This coin is believed to be the first ever silver dollar produced by the United States Mint. Commonly known as the Flowing Hair Dollar, this is an immensely expensive coin and is owned by a private coin collector. Not only is it rare but also an important part of the authentic national treasure.

5.1933 Double Eagle

This Saint Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin had 445,500 specimens produced in 1933. These coins were never circulated in the market and when the government decided to discontinue it, every piece of this coin was melted down. There are bright chances that some of the pieces got saved from being discarded; one of them was sold in an auction for $7.59 million.

6.1804 Silver Dollar

There were only 15 of these coins minted till 1834. The Class I, or the original 1804 Silver dollar was given to the Sultan of Muscat in 1836 as a gift by the American ambassador on behalf of the president Andrew Jackson. With Proof 68, this coin was valued around $7.5 million around 2-3 years ago. Another coin minted in the same year, class and batch was again gifted to the Sultan as a gift. However, this one was of Proof 67 (lower grade) and was valued at $6.5 million 2-3 years ago.

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