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 of most expensive coins
Price Year Type Grade Issuing country Provenance Firm Date of sale
$18,900,000 1933 1933 double eagle MS-65 CAC United States King Farouk of Egypt Sotheby's[1] June 8, 2021
$12,000,000 1794 Flowing Hair dollar SP-66 CAC United States Neil, Carter Private sale[2] January 24, 2013
$9,360,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing MS-65 CAC privately minted Stickney, Ellsworth, Garrett, Partrick Heritage Auctions[3] January 21, 2021
$8,400,000 1822 Half Eagle AU-50 United States Virgil Brand, Horace and Armin Brand, Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. and Jr., D. Brent Pogue Stacks Bowers[4] March 25, 2021
$7,680,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I PR-68 United States Sultan of Muscat, Charles A. Watters, Virgil M. Brand, Childs, Pogue Stacks Bowers[5] August 18, 2021
$7,395,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Breast AU-50 privately minted Blanchard and Company (private transaction)[6] December 2011
$7,200,000 1861 Paquet Liberty Head double eagle MS-67 CAC United States Norweb Heritage Auctions[7] August 18. 2021
$6,600,000 1794 Flowing Hair dollar MS-66+ CAC United States Lord St. Oswald, Hayes, Pogue Heritage Auctions[8] August 18, 2021
$6,029,400 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar Umayyad Caliphate Morten & Eden[9] April 2011
$5,500,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing MS-63+ privately minted Newlin, Davis, Perschke Heritage Auctions (private transaction)[10] March 2019
$5,280,000 1804 $10 Proof Eagle - DCAM PR-65+ CAC United States Woodin, Col. Green, Simpson Heritage Auctions[11] January 2021
$5,000,000 1968 1968 Liberty E PEURIBUS UNUM -

1 cent

PR-66 CAC United States Eliasberg Ronald J. Gillio (private transaction)[12][13] April 2007
$4,780,000 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar Umayyad Caliphate Morten & Eden[14] October 2019
$4,750,000 1907 Saint-Gaudens double eagle - Ultra High Relief PR-68 CAC United States Bell, Hein, Simpson Private sale[15] December 13, 2021
$4,174,950 42 BC Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus AV Aureus. Roman Republic Roma Numismatics Limited[16] October 2020
$4,070,000 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Canada Dorotheum Auction House June 2010
$4,000,000
(20 million ZAR)
1898 Single 9 Pond South Africa King Farouk of Egypt South Cape Coins (private transaction)[17] May 2010
$3,960,000 1885 Trade Dollar PF-66 United States Eliasberg Heritage Auctions[18] January 2019
$3,877,500 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I PR-62 United States Mickley, Hawn, Queller Heritage Auctions[19] August 2013
$3,737,500 1892 1982 House Commons Canada John Thompson Private sale January 2010
$3,360,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I PR-65 United States Stickney, Eliasberg Stack's Bowers[20] December 17, 2020
$3,360,000 1795 Eagle, 9 Leaves MS-63+ United States Pogue Heritage Auctions[21] January 13, 2022
$3,290,000 1804 Bust Dollar - Class I PR-65 United States Dexter Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[22] March 2017
$3,290,000 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel PF-64 CAC United States Hawaii Five-O Heritage Auctions[23] January 2014
$3,172,500 1913 1913 Liberty Head nickel PR-63 United States George O. Walton Heritage Auctions[24] April 2013
$3,090,000 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle MS-66+ CAC United States Eliasberg Private sale[25] August 6, 2021
$3,000,000 1911 Long Whisker Dragon Dollar SP-63+ China Stack's Bowers[26]
$2,990,000 1907 Saint-Gaudens double eagle - Ultra High Relief PR-69 United States Trompeter Heritage Auctions[27] November 2005
$2,990,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB Punch on Breast XF-45 privately minted Heritage Auctions[28] January 2005
$2,918,000 409/6 BC Decadrachm Agrigentum Numismatica Ars Classica[29] October 2012
$2,820,000 1794 Flowing Hair dollar MS-64 CAC United States Norweb Stack's Bowers[30] August 2017
$2,640,000 1825 Ruble Pattern Russia Stack's Bowers [31] April 6, 2021
$2,585,000 1792 Birch Cent MS-65 CAC United States Garrett, Partrick Heritage Auctions[32] January 2015
$2,585,000 1795 $10 Capped Bust Right Eagle - 13 leaves MS-66+ United States Garrett Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[33] September 2015
$2,574,000 1880 $4 Coiled Hair United States Bonhams[34] September 2013
$2,415,000 1787 Brasher Doubloon - EB on Wing privately minted Heritage Auctions[35] January 2015
$2,400,000 1854-S $5 XF45 United States Heritage Auctions August 18, 2021
$2,350,000 1808 Quarter eagle United States Sotheby's/Stack's Bowers[36] April 20, 2015
$2,350,000 1793 1793 Cent Chain S-4 United States Heritage Auctions[37] January 2015
$2,300,000 1804 Bust Dollar United States Adams, Carter Heritage Auctions April 2009
$2,280,000 1928 Dollar Pattern China Stack's Bowers [38] April 6, 2021
$2,280,000 1937 Edward VIII 5 Pounds Pattern United Kingdom Heritage Auctions March 2021
$2,232,500 1792 pattern Quarter dollar United States Donald G. Partrick Heritage Auctions[39] 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[40] January 2018
$2,160,000 1796 Quarter Eagle, No Stars MS-62+ United States Simpson, Bass, Dannreuther Heritage Auctions Jan 2022
$2,160,000 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle United States Dr. Steven Duckor Heritage Auctions[41] January 2020
$2,160,000 1854-S $5 Liberty Half Eagle United States Heritage Auctions[42] August 2018
$2,160,000 1928 Pattern "Mukden Tiger" Dollar China Heritage Auctions December 2021
$2,115,000 1907 $20 Ultra High Relief LE United States Heritage Auctions[43] January 2015
$2,010,000 1921 $20 PR-64+ United States Heritage Auctions Aug 2021
$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
$1,980,000 1874 Bickford $10 Pattern PR-65+ United States Simpson Heritage Auctions Jan 2022
$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 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
$1,800,000 1861 $20 PR-66 United States Simpson Heritage Auctions Jan 2022
$1,740,000 1792 Washington $10 Prefed United States Newman Heritage Auctions Aug 2018
$1,740,000 1796 Flowing Hair Quarter MS-66 United States Foxfire, Simpson Heritage Auctions Jan 2022
$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[44] December 2008
$1,645,000 1861 Paquet $20 United States Dallas Bank Specimen Heritage Auctions Aug 2014
$1,620,000 1870-CC $20 AU-53 United States Heritage Auctions Nov 2021
$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 Coins Corporation[45][46] 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
$1,440,000 1839 5 Pounds, Victoria PR-66* Great Britain Heritage Auctions Aug 2021
$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 King Farouk of Egypt, 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[45] 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
$1,260,000 1792 White Metal Pattern Quarter AU-58 United States Heritage Auctions Apr 2021
$1,210,000 1907 Ultra High Relief LE $20 United States Norweb Goldberg May 1999
$1,207,500 1794 Flowing Hair dollar MS-64 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
$1,200,000 1911 Hsüan-t'ung Dollar Pattern PR-63 China Heritage Auctions Dec 2021
$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 King Farouk of Egypt 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
$1,170,000 1792 10c SP-64 United States Garrett-Simpson Heritage Auctions Jan 2022
$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
$1,140,000 1776 Continental Dollar VF-35 United States Heritage Auctions Apr 2021
$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[39] 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
$1,050,000 1866 Seated Dollar, No Motto PR-63+ United States Simpson Heritage Auctions Apr 2021
$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
$1,020,000 1863 $20 PR-65+ United States Eliasberg Heritage Auctions May 2022
$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

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