8 Rare Coins That Fetch a High Price at Auction: Worth Has Nearly $10 Million Value

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Coin collecting is about owning something rare and valuable and preserving history. Due to their rarity, historical significance, or unique features, some coins can fetch high auction prices. 

The most expensive coin is the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. In 2013, this so-called first U.S. Mint silver dollar sold for over $10 million. Its historical significance and role in creating the dollar give it value. 

1. Flowing Hair 1794 Silver Dollar 

Mystery and controversy surround the 1933 Double Eagle. After the U.S. melted all 1933 Double Eagles and abandoned the gold standard, this $20 gold coin became rare. One survived and sold for over $7.5 million in 2002. 

2. 1933 Double Eagle 

One of the oldest and most important coins on this list is the 1343 Edward III Florin (Double Leopard). This gold coin was struck under King Edward III of England over 675 years ago.  

3. 1343 Edward Florin III 

A pioneering American gold coin, the Brasher Doubloon, was minted in 1787 by goldsmith Ephraim Brasher. Brasher's ‘EB’ signature on the coin's breast makes it valuable. 

4. 1787 Brasher Doubloon 

Famous U.S. coins include the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, which was never issued by the Mint. We know five specimens. Over $3.1 million was paid for this nickel in 2010. Collectors like this coin for its rarity and intriguing origin. 

5. 1913 Liberty Head Nickel 

American coins like the 1894-S Barber Dime are rare. Only 24 were minted; nine remain. Its rare minting is due to unknown reasons. That dime sold for nearly $2 million in 2016. 

6. 1894-S Barber Dime 

The 1804 Silver Dollar, the “King of American Coins,” is one of the rarest and most famous. As diplomatic gifts, these 1804 coins were minted in 1834. Only 8 original Class Is exist. One coin auctioned for $4 million in 1999. 

7. 1804-I Silver Dollar 

Modern marvel 2007 Queen Elizabeth II Million Dollar Coin differs from past coins. This 100-kilogram Royal Canadian Mint gold coin is 99.99% pure. Although worth 1 million Canadian dollars.

8. 2007 Elizabeth II Million Dollar Coin 

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