Precious coins are those that are unique, kept in museums and are not available to the general public for sale. If you are fond of collecting rare coins, then this article will help you acquire knowledge about them.
1804 Bust Dollar – Class I
For several hundred years, these rare coins began to be referred as the “King of U.S. Coins.” These dollars are sold on April 17, 2008 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
Liberty Head Nickel 1913 “Hawaii Five-O Star”
This dollar is another very popular rare coin that was sold on January 7, 2010 by Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas. These coins were also displayed in a famous 1970s television series “Hawaii Five-O”.
1804 Bust Dollar – “Dexter-Pogue variety”
This precious U.S coin was sold on March 31, 2017 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. It was put in auction as a part of ”D. Brent Pogue rare coin collection” over the time period of 2.5 years. You will see a small D shape symbol punched on the back side of the coin. This makes it distinctive and really special.
1804 Bust Dollar – “Mickley-Hawn-Queller variety”
This is the coin that was listed in the “10 Most precious coins worldwide”. They were sold in April, 2008 by “Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel“. This company made a profit of $140,000 at the time of selling it.
Canadian Maple Leaf of $1 Million Gold
In the year 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint came up with the 1st million dollar coin in the world. This coin measures 20 inches in diameter with 3 cm of thickness. It contains 100 kg of 99.9% pure gold. This coin was sold in the year June 2010 by Dorotheum Auction House, Austria.
1804 Silver Dollar -“The Watters-Childs variety”
This sample of the “King of U.S. Coins” is referred to as the perfect example of the “1804 Silver Dollar”. It is graded as “Proof-68” by specialized coin grading service. When this coin was sold in August, 1999, it became the most valuable coin in the world. It possesses the same record till date. This coin was sold for $4,140,000 in August 30, 1999 by Bowers and Merena.
1787 Brasher Doubloon “EB on Wing”
This coin was sold for $4,582,500 on January 9, 2014 by Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas. As the United States Mint wasn’t functional, most of the colonies resorted to mint their own coins. Private entrepreneurs minted some of such coins.
So, this is the list of the most valuable and well known and authentic specimens that got struck at different times.