Throughout the ages, the United States has minted what have now turned into some of the world’s most valuable rare coins.
The following are the top five picks of our rare coin dealers at Preferred Coin Exchange based on their current value and the ability to find them in uncirculated/mint condition.
1913 Liberty Head Nickel
These are among the most incredibly rare coins in existence today as only five are known to exist. Yes, you heard correct, not 5000, not even 500, but five. This explains why they are valued at upwards of 4 million dollars if you happen to be one of the select view with the golden ticket, or silver coin in this case.
1870 Silver Dollar
1870 was the first time in nearly a decade that the Liberty Seated dollars were minted at more than one location. 1870 has dollars minted with no mint mark, CC (Carson City) mint marks, and S (San Francisco) mint marks. Collect all three if you can afford them, but these rare coins can go for around 1.7 million dollars despite only having an intrinsic silver melt value of $10.93. The coins minted at the San Francisco mint are by far the most valuable.
1927 Double Eagle (D)
The 1927 D St Gaudens Double Eagle is one of the most valuable gold coins issued from the US mint. With over 180,000 produced, they are a little easier to get your hands on than the other rare coins in our list, but you should be extra cautious of fakes when looking to purchase from rare coin dealers as they are among the most common forged coins, so be sure it is a certified Double Eagle prior to purchasing. On average, these rare gold coins go for the pretty penny of $270,000 at most auctions.
1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar
The 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar was the first dollar coin ever issued by the United States government. Previous attempts had been made by the states, but the 1794 silver dollar was the first dollar coin to be standardized. This gem of a coin is a very important piece of American history, and with just 1758 of them minted, they are very rare. Make sure this rare coin is certified, and if you are able to find one for sale for less than fifty grand, it’s more than likely not.
1838 Half Dollar (O)
Another coin that is among the rarest and oldest of our list, the, O Capped Bust Half Dollar is closing in on it’s 300th birthday with only 20 copies known to exist. Issued at the New Orleans Mint, This coin in poor condition is still worth $160,000 more than its intrinsic value from silver content of $5.11.
While most numismatists can only dream of getting their hands on rare coins of this nature, there is still hope to get out there and find other rare U.S. coins that are not yet on this list but will certainly be in the future. Reach out to the rare coin dealers and coin evaluation experts at Preferred Coin Exchange to get your consultation for building the collection of your dreams.