Most Expensive Coins Sold at Auction

Most Expensive Coins Sold at Auction

28 March 2019 0 comment


Why are you a coin collector? Is it for the joy of collecting? Or maybe it’s an investment in the future? Whatever your reasons for collecting, Common Cents Coins + Collectibles is your connection for rare coins. And who knows? You may hit it big with one of your coins as these people did!

Rare Coins Can Fetch Millions

Here we highlight a few coins that sold for millions of dollars at auction. What makes them so valuable? They are extremely rare and in demand from high-end collectors. Although finding one of these coins would be like hitting the lottery, it’s fun to learn about them and dream about owning a piece of history.

If you’re starting a coin collection or expanding your current one, visit our Milford, Ohio shop or our online eBay store. You can purchase directly from there with free standard shipping and a no-hassle return policy.

1794 Flowing Hair Dollar

This is the most expensive coin ever sold at auction, selling for more than $10 million in 2013. The Flowing Hair Dollar was the first dollar coin created by the U.S. government. Minted in 1794 and 1795, it’s estimated that only 150 of these coins are still in existence. Because of its pristine condition and detail that other Flowing Hair Dollars lack, some believe this coin was the very first U.S. dollar coin ever minted. Another 1794 Flowing Hair dollar was sold at auction for nearly $5 million in 2015, however, other less-detailed versions sell for thousands of dollars.

1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

The second most expensive coin sold at auction is another U.S. dollar coin. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an Irish-born American sculptor who designed the double eagle for the US Mint. President Theodore Roosevelt wanted to show the world that America was thriving. According to USMint.gov, “The United States of America, a bold experiment in liberty and representative democracy, had not only succeeded, it had come of age. And its coins should reflect that, Roosevelt felt.”

There are only 13 remaining Double Eagle coins. Two belong to the U.S. National Numismatic Collection, 10 are located at Fort Knox, and one was purchased by a private collector in 2002 for nearly $7.6 million.

Brasher Doubloon

A private investment firm purchased a Brasher Doubloon for $7.4 million in 2011. The coin’s namesake Ephraim Brasher was a goldsmith and silversmith and rumored neighbor to George Washington. The coins were minted privately by Brashear in 1787 and display a punch of his initials.

About Common Cents Coins + Collectibles

Located in the historic district of Milford, OH, we have served the greater Cincinnati area since 2001. We invite you to browse our collection or have your coins appraised. If you’re looking for rare coins to buy but can’t visit our shop, our eBay store showcases our inventory.

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