The 9 Rarest and Most Valuable Coins for Collectors

24 January 2024

9) 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent

The depiction of Lincoln's face is practically ghostly due to a duplicated impression error. Top scores can bring in more than $100,000. 

8) 1979 Double Eagle

A modern marvel, not officially released. A few dozen escaped the U.S. Mint, sparking legal battles and collector frenzy. Values can top $200,000! 

7) 1943 Copper Penny

Wartime copper shortages led to zinc pennies in 1943. But a handful of copper ones slipped through, valued at over $1 million each!

6) 1870-S Seated Liberty Dollar

A survivor of the San Francisco Mint's fiery demise, with only a few dozen escaping the inferno. Each coin tells a tale of resilience, valued at over $1 million. 

5) 1787 Brasher Doubloon

Early American gold by Ephraim Brasher, boasting only seven known coins. These national treasures shimmer at over $7 million each! 

4) 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The "phantom nickel," with only five known to exist, was illegally struck. One fetched a cool $4.5 million!

3) 1804 Draped Bust Cent

An error-ridden enigma! None were officially made in 1804, yet some mysteriously exist, valued at over $7 million each.

2) 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

Only 1,758 silver dollars were ever struck for America's first official coin. Rich in history and boldly designed, it's a masterwork worth over $7 million. 

1) 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

This golden ghost, shrouded in intrigue, saw only a handful minted before being vanished. One resurfaced, shattering records at a whopping $18.8 million! 

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