7 Most Valuable Coins Ever Sold at Auction: Eye-Watering Prices Revealed!

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1. 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar 

This coin is believed to be the first silver dollar struck by the U.S. Mint. Its exceptional quality and historical significance led to a record sale of $10 million in 2013, making it one of the most expensive coins ever sold at auction. 

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2. 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 

This coin became the world's most valuable at auction when one sold for over $18.9 million in June 2021. The 1933 Double Eagle is famous because although 445,500 were minted, none were circulated due to the U.S. leaving the gold standard.  

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3. 1787 Brasher Doubloon 

The Brasher Doubloons are among the earliest gold coins designed for the newly independent United States. One with the distinctive "EB" (Ephraim Brasher) stamp on the breast sold for nearly $7.4 million in January 2021, underlining its rarity and desirability among collectors. 

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4. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel 

Only five of these coins were ever produced, under mysterious circumstances. One of the five, known for its superb condition, was sold at auction for $4.56 million in 2018. 

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5. 1804 Silver Dollar - Class I "King of American Coins" 

Known as the "King of American Coins," the 1804 Silver Dollar is one of the rarest and most famous coins in the world. A Class I version of this coin, originally minted as diplomatic gifts, was sold for $4.14 million in 1999. 

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6. 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf 

This coin, weighing 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and made of 99.999% pure gold, was originally created to promote the Royal Canadian Mint's new line of 99999 pure 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. It sold for $4.02 million in 2010, though its face value is only $1 million CAD. 

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7. 1343 Edward III Florin 

One of the rarest English coins, only three examples of this coin are known to exist. One was sold at auction for approximately $6.8 million in 2006, making it one of the most expensive coins sold and a piece of medieval England’s history. 

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