List of most expensive coins

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The following list is a chart of the most expensive coins. Most of these are auction prices. Several private sale prices over $2m are not in this list yet.

List[edit]

List of most expensive coins
Price Year Type Issuing country Provenance Firm Date of sale
$10,016,875 1794 Flowing Hair dollar United States Stack's Bowers Galleries[1] January 2013
$9,360,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing - MS-65 privately minted Stickney, Ellsworth, Garrett, Partrick Heritage Auctions [2] January 2021
$7,395,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Breast - AU-50 privately minted Blanchard and Company (private transaction)[3] December 2011
$7,370,000 1933 1933 double eagle United States Farouk Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[4] July 2002
$6,029,400 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar Umayyad Caliphate Morten & Eden[5] April 2011
$5,500,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing privately minted Heritage Auctions (private transaction)[6] March 2019
$5,280,000 1804 $10 Proof Eagle PR-65+ DCAM United States Woodin, Col. Green, Simpson Heritage Auctions [7] January 2021
$5,000,000 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel United States Eliasberg Ronald J. Gillio (private transaction)[8][9] April 2007
$4,993,750 1794 Flowing Hair dollar United States Lord St. Oswald, Hayes, Pogue Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[10] September 2015
$4,780,000 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar Umayyad Caliphate Morten & Eden[11] October 2019
$4,582,500 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing privately minted Newlin, Davis, Perschke Heritage Auctions[12] January 2014
$4,560,000 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel United States Stack's Bowers[13] August 2018
$4,174,950 42 BC Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus AV Aureus. Roman Republic Roma Numismatics Limited[14] October 2020
$4,140,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I United States Childs Bowers & Merena August 1999
$4,070,000 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Canada Dorotheum Auction House[15] June 2010
$4,000,000
(20 million ZAR)
1898 Single 9 Pond South Africa Farouk South Cape Coins (private transaction)[16] May 2010
$3,960,000 1885 Trade Dollar United States Mickley, Hawn, Queller Heritage Auctions[17] January 2019
$3,877,500 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I United States Mickley, Hawn, Queller Heritage Auctions[18] August 2013
$3,737,500 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel United States Olsen, Farouk Heritage Auctions January 2010
$3,737,500 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I United States Heritage Auctions[19] April 2008
$3,290,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I United States Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[20] March 2017
$3,290,000 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel United States Heritage Auctions[21] January 2014
$3,172,500 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel United States George O. Walton Heritage Auctions[22] April 2013
$2,990,000 1907 Saint-Gaudens double eagle - Ultra High Relief United States Trompeter Heritage Auctions November 2005
$2,990,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB Punch on Breast privately minted Heritage Auctions[23] January 2005
$2,918,000 409/6 BC Decadrachm Agrigentum Numismatica Ars Classica[24] October 2012
$2,820,000 1794 Silver Dollar United States Stack's Bowers[25] August 2017
$2,760,000 1907 $20 Ultra High Relief LE United States Stack's Bowers[26] June 2012
$2,640,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I United States Heritage Auctions[19] June 2018
$2,585,000 1792 Birch Cent United States Heritage Auctions[27] January 2015
$2,585,000 1795 Bust Dollar - Class 4? United States Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[28] September 2015
$2,574,000 1880 $4 Coiled Hair United States Bonhams[29] September 2013
$2,415,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing privately minted Heritage Auctions[30] January 2015
$2,350,000 1808 Quarter eagle United States Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[31] April 20, 2015
$2,350,000 1793 1793 Cent Chain S-4 United States Heritage Auctions[32] January 2015
$2,300,000 1804 Bust Dollar United States Adams, Carter Heritage Auctions April 2009
$2,232,500 1792 pattern Quarter dollar United States Donald G. Partrick Heritage Auctions[33] January 2015
$2,185,000 1907 Eagle - Rolled Edge United States Heritage Auctions January 2011
$2,160,000 1621 100 ducat of Sigismund III Vasa Polish–Lithuanian
Commonwealth
Kroisos Classical Numismatic Group[34] January 2018
$2,160,000 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle United States Dr. Steven Duckor Heritage Auctions[35] January 2020
$2,160,000 1854-S $5 Liberty Half Eagle United States Heritage Auctions[36] August 2018
$2,115,000 1907 $20 Ultra High Relief LE United States Heritage Auctions[37] January 2015
$1,997,500 1894-S Barber Dime United States Clapp, Eliasberg, Richmond Heritage Auctions January 2016
$1,997,500 1927 $20 United States Duckor Heritage Auctions Jan 2014
$1,997,500 1792 Silver Center J-1 Pattern United States Norweb Heritage Auctions Aug 2014
$1,897,500 1927 $20 United States Morse Heritage Auctions Nov 2005
$1,880,000 1804 Class III Silver Dollar United States Berg, Garrett Stack's Bowers Aug 2014
$1,880,000 1879 Quintuple Stella J-1643 Pattern United States Carter, Trompeter Legend May 2016
$1,840,000 1907 Ultra High Relief LE $20 United States Bell, Hein, Simpson Heritage Auctions Jan 2007
$1,840,000 1873 No Arrows 10C United States Eliasberg Stack's Bowers Aug 2012
$1,840,000 1804 Class I Silver Dollar United States Stack's Bowers Oct 2000
$1,840,000 1913 Liberty Head 5C United States Superior Mar 2008
$1,821,250 1880 Coiled Hair $4 United States Dupont Heritage Auctions Apr 2015
$1,815,000 1804 Class I Silver Dollar United States Eliasberg Bowers Merena Apr 1997
$1,740,000 1792 Washington $10 Prefed United States Newman Heritage Auctions Aug 2018
$1,725,000 1920 $10 United States Forgue, Blackwell, Duckor Heritage Auctions Mar 2007
$1,725,000 1796 No Stars $2.50 United States Parmelee, Brock, Ward, Rogers Heritage Auctions Jan 2008
$1,648,805 135/6 Sestertius of Hadrian Roman Empire Numismatica Genevensis SA[38] December 2008
$1,645,000 1861 Paquet $20 United States Dallas Bank Specimen Heritage Auctions Aug 2014
$1,610,000 1861 Paquet $20 United States Dallas Bank Specimen Heritage Auctions Aug 2006
$1,610,000 1839/8 Type of 1838 LL $10 United States Parmelee, Clapp, Eliasberg Heritage Auctions Jan 2007
$1,567,190 1991 Gold 10000 Yuan China Taisei Auction Company[39][40] April, 2011
$1,552,500 1894 10C United States Kagin's (1984) Stack's Bowers Oct 2007
$1,527,500 1776 Continental Silver N-3D Prefed United States Boyd, Ford, Partrick Heritage Auctions Jan 2015
$1,527,500 1797 O-101a 50C United States Brand, Curtis, Hepner, Rogers Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers May 2015
$1,527,500 1796 B-2 25C United States Green, Newman Heritage Auctions Nov 2013
$1,527,500 1776 Continental Silver N-1C Prefed United States Seavey, Ford, Garrett, Partrick Heritage Auctions Jan 2015
$1,527,500 1796 B-2 25C United States Ten Eyck, Holmes Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers May 2015
$1,500,000 1793 Chain S-1 1C United States Seitz, Naftzger, Weinberg Heritage Auctions Jan 2019
$1,495,000 1927 $20 United States Ralph Muller Collection Heritage Auctions Jan 2010
$1,495,000 1921 $20 United States Bowers Merena Aug 2006
$1,485,000 1913 Liberty Head 5C United States Eliasberg Bowers Merena May 1996
$1,437,500 1856 $20 United States Eagle Collection Heritage Auctions May 2009
$1,410,000 1792 Silver Center J-1 Pattern United States Boyd, Newman Heritage Auctions May 2014
$1,410,000 1776 Continental Silver N-3D Prefed United States Earle, Newcomer, Green, Newman Heritage Auctions May 2014
$1,410,000 1792 Half Disme J-7 Pattern United States Floyd Starr Heritage Auctions Jan 2013
$1,380,000 1587-1632 Sigismund III Poland Poland Kingdom Stack's Bowers Jan 2008
$1,380,000 1793 Chain S-4 1C United States Cleneay, Atwater, Eliasberg Heritage Auctions Jan 2012
$1,380,000 1829 Large Date $5 United States Garrett Heritage Auctions Jan 2012
$1,380,000 1797 O-101a 50C United States Norweb Stack's Bowers Jul 2008
$1,380,000 1796 No Stars $2.50 United States Parmelee, Brock, Ward, Rogers ANR Jun 2005
$1,351,250 1833 Large Date $5 United States Farouk, Pittman Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers May 2016
$1,322,500 1792 Half Disme J-7 Pattern United States Floyd Starr Heritage Auctions Apr 2006
$1,322,500 1894 10C United States James Stack DLRC Mar 2005
$1,322,500 1927 $20 United States Primary Bartle Heritage Auctions Jan 2006
$1,322,500 1855 $3 United States Sierra Foothills Estate Heritage Auctions Aug 2011
$1,320,000 1894 10C United States Dr. Jerry Buss Stack's Bowers Aug 2019
$1,298,000 1992 Gold 2000 Yuan China Champion Auctions Hong Kong[39] August 2011
$1,292,500 1792 Half Disme J-7 Pattern United States Floyd Starr Heritage Auctions Aug 2014
$1,292,500 1927 $20 United States Kramer, Richmond Heritage Auctions Mar 2014
$1,292,500 1797 O-101a 50C United States Norweb Heritage Auctions Aug 2014
$1,265,000 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar United States Bullowa Bullowa Dec 2005
$1,265,000 1795 Reeded Edge 1C United States Holmes Goldberg Sep 2009
$1,265,000 1874 Bickford $10 J-1373 Pattern United States Judd, Wilkison Heritage Auctions Jan 2010
$1,210,000 1907 Ultra High Relief LE $20 United States Norweb Goldberg May 1999
$1,207,500 1794 Silver Dollar United States Brand, Boyd, Cardinal Bowers Merena Aug 2010
$1,207,500 1866 No Motto Silver Dollar United States Wolfson, Jay, Delp ANR Jan 2005
$1,207,500 1804 Class III Silver Dollar United States Carter, Flannagan Bowers Merena Jul 2003
$1,175,000 1792 Birch Cent J-4 Pattern United States Bushnell, Parmelee, Jenks, Green Stack's Bowers Mar 2015
$1,175,000 1783 Nova Constellatio Quint Prefed United States Crosby, Parmelee, Ellsworth, Garrett Heritage Auctions Apr 2013
$1,175,000 1798 Small Eagle BD-1 $5 United States Farouk Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Sep 2015
$1,175,000 1796 SD, SL BB-63 Silver Dollar United States William Jacob Collection Heritage Auctions Apr 2013
$1,150,000 1794 Silver Dollar United States Brand, Boyd, Cardinal ANR Jun 2005
$1,150,000 1794 C-7 H1C United States Fred Weinberg Goldberg Jan 2014
$1,150,000 1792 Silver Center J-1 Pattern United States Morris Specimen Heritage Auctions Apr 2012
$1,145,625 1792 Half Disme J-7 Pattern United States Knoxville, Cardinal Stack's Bowers Jan 2013
$1,140,000 1884 Trade Dollar United States Granberg, Brand, Eliasberg Heritage Auctions Jan 2019
$1,121,250 1811 C-1 H1C United States Hall, Brand, Newman, Tett Goldberg Jan 2014
$1,105,375 66-70 AD AR shekel (24mm, 13.34 gm, 10h) Roman Empire Jewish War Heritage Auctions Mar 2012
$1,092,500 1921 $20 United States Crawford, Morse Heritage Auctions Nov 2005
$1,092,500 1870 Silver Dollar United States Stack's Bowers May 2003
$1,057,500 1792 pattern Disme United States Heritage Auctions[33] January 2015
$1,057,500 1795 Nine Leaves BD-3 $10 United States Auction '89 Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Sep 2015
$1,057,500 1852 Humber $10 K-10 Territorial United States Augustus Humbert Heritage Auctions Apr 2013
$1,057,500 1795 BB-51 Draped Bust Silver Dollar United States Garrett Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers May 2016
$1,057,500 1792 Disme J-11 Pattern United States Garrett, Partrick Heritage Auctions Jan 2015
$1,057,500 1907 Ultra High Relief LE $20 United States Morrison/Licht Collections Heritage Auctions Aug 2012
$1,050,000 1879 Coiled Hair $4 United States Memorable Sale; Spectrum Heritage Auctions Jan 2019
$1,041,300 1879 Coiled Hair $4 United States Gold Rush Collection Bonhams Sep 2013
$1,035,000 1894 10c United States Daggett, Parker, World-Wide Heritage Auctions Jan 2005
$1,012,000 1921 $20 United States Hesselgesser Goldberg Sep 2007
$1,006,250 1796 With Stars $2.50 United States Byron Reed Heritage Auctions Jan 2008
$1,006,250 1885 Trade Dollar United States Norweb DLRC Nov 2004
$998,750 1793 Chain S-2 1C United States Collins, Beckwithh, Naftzger Stack's Bowers Jan 2013
$998,750 1793 Chain S-3 1C United States Garrett, Naftzger Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Feb 2016
$998,750 1811 C-1 H1C United States Hall, Brand, Newman, Tett Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Mar 2017
$998,750 1792 Disme J-9 Pattern United States Judd, Partrick Heritage Auctions Jan 2015
$998,750 1792 Disme J-9 Pattern United States Judd, Partrick Heritage Auctions Apr 2016
$998,750 1884 Trade Dollar United States Legend, Jack Lee Heritage Auctions Jan 2014
$990,000 1793 Chain S-4 1C United States Cleneay, Atwater, Eliasberg Heritage Auctions Jun 2018
$990,000 1804 Class I Silver Dollar United States Dexter Rarcoa Jul 1989
$977,500 1799 S-189 1C United States Holmes Goldberg Sep 2009
$977,500 1833 Large Date $5 United States Parmelee, Farouk, Pittman Heritage Auctions Jan 2005
$977,500 1880 Coiled Hair $4 United States Winner Delp Heritage Auctions Jan 2005
$966,000 1797 O-101a 50C United States Baldenhofer, Norweb ANR Mar 2004
$962,500 1913 Liberty Head 5C United States Stack's Bowers Oct 1993
$960,000 1861 Original 50C Confed United States Newcomer, Green, Newman Heritage Auctions Nov 2017
$959,400 1880 Flowing Hair $4 United States Dallas Bank Specimen Bonhams Sep 2013
$956,000 79-81 AD AV aureus (18mm, 7.49 gm, 12h) Roman Empire Titus as Caesar Heritage Auctions Mar 2012
$948,750 1852 Moffat $10 Wide Date Territorial United States Augustus Humbert ANR Aug 2006
$940,000 1825/4 BD-2 $5 United States Earle, Eliasberg Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers May 2016
$940,000 1794 C-7 H1C United States Fred Weinberg Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Feb 2016
$940,000 1852 Moffat $10 Wide Date Territorial United States Memorable Sale, Archangel Collection Heritage Auctions Jan 2014
$940,000 1793 Cap S-13 1C United States Mickley, Husak Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers Mar 2017
$920,000 1793 C-4 H1C United States Earle, Showers, Tett Goldberg Jan 2014
$920,000 1802 Restrike Silver Dollar United States Newcomer, Carter, Queller Heritage Auctions Apr 2008
$920,000 1907 Small Edge Letters $20 United States Trompeter, Morse Heritage Auctions Nov 2005
$920,000 1885 Trade Dollar United States Stack's Bowers May 2003
$910,625 1795 BB-51 Draped Bust Silver Dollar United States Green, Newman Heritage Auctions Nov 2013
$896,250 66-70 AD AR quarter-shekel (16mm, 3.13 gm, 9h) Roman Empire Jewish War Heritage Auctions Mar 2012
$680,000 1343/4 Edward III Florin Kingdom of England Spink & Son[41] June 2006
$650,000 1975 S Business Strike 1C United States Merkin Collection Lester Merkin Coins,Inc Feb 1992

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