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Nostomania's 100 Most Valuable U.S. Coins

With each pricing update we compute and show here the 100 most valuable U.S. coins. We chose MS-63 (or PF-63, if the item is a Proof), as a "baseline" grade for comparison. Clearly, some of these items may not, and probably do not exist in that grade.

Change Pos Issue MS/PF 63 Value 3 Month Gain 1 Year Gain 3 Year Gain 5 Year Gain 10 Year Gain 15 Year Gain
1 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $10,100,000 1.0% 0.0% -9.8% - - -
2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $9,960,000 1.9% -0.4% -2.4% -11.1% - -
3 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $7,720,000 4.3% 1.6% -0.5% 11.9% 43.2% 116.9%
4 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $6,610,000 -2.8% -12.5% -35.8% - - -
5 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $6,550,000 -2.8% -12.8% -35.8% - - -
1 6 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $4,380,000 0.9% -2.7% -12.4% -11.9% -7.0% 26.2%
-1 7 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $4,310,000 -4.6% - - - - -
8 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $4,210,000 -2.5% -29.0% -69.3% - - -
9 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $3,470,000 -5.2% -2.0% 0.6% 6.8% - -
10 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $3,320,000 -4.0% -11.2% -30.3% -21.9% 8.5% 163.5%
11 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $3,220,000 -0.6% -1.2% 2.2% -24.4% -70.7% -41.6%
12 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $3,200,000 1.3% -15.1% -33.5% -36.8% -4.8% 233.7%
13 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $3,170,000 1.0% -6.5% -27.6% -39.3% - -
14 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $2,890,000 -0.3% -10.8% -26.6% -31.5% -61.9% -54.1%
15 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,460,000 -5.0% - - - - -
16 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $2,410,000 -6.6% -20.7% -39.3% -30.5% 74.6% 242.3%
17 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $2,320,000 -3.7% -6.5% - - - -
18 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,230,000 -5.1% -13.2% -54.3% - - -
19 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $2,200,000 -2.2% -10.2% -31.5% - - -
2 20 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $2,140,000 9.2% 1.4% -14.4% -40.1% -62.6% -6.6%
-1 21 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $2,010,000 -4.3% -8.6% -41.7% -21.5% -13.7% 16.2%
569 22 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,950,000 2459.1% 2269.4% 1641.1% 1244.8% 443.2% 167.9%
23 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $1,720,000 -4.4% -11.8% -43.2% -73.9% - -
-3 24 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,710,000 -14.5% -34.2% - - - -
-1 25 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $1,670,000 -6.2% -10.2% -15.7% 21.9% 137.6% -
-1 26 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,530,000 -1.9% -5.6% -34.3% - - -
-1 27 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $1,440,000 -2.0% -2.0% -2.0% -4.6% -4.0% 66.1%
60 28 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $1,360,000 161.0% 488.7% 343.0% 526.7% 338.7% 601.0%
-2 29 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,360,000 -0.7% 1.5% -41.1% -59.8% -58.2% -13.4%
-1 30 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Reeded edge $1,240,000 1.6% -6.8% -16.2% -3.1% 57.4% 294.9%
-1 31 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,240,000 1.6% -5.3% -33.0% -34.7% 44.9% 117.5%
8 32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $1,180,000 28.4% -4.8% -28.5% 12.4% -37.2% -
-5 33 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,150,000 -12.2% -15.4% -17.3% -27.7% -18.4% 97.3%
-2 34 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $1,120,000 -2.6% -11.8% -18.8% -8.2% -10.4% -
-4 35 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $1,110,000 -5.9% -9.8% -25.0% - - -
-2 36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $1,080,000 2.9% -12.2% -58.3% - - -
12 37 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,080,000 37.2% 52.5% 27.1% -4.4% 25.3% 264.9%
-5 38 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,070,000 -6.1% -12.3% -33.1% - - -
-1 39 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $991,000 0.9% -7.4% -27.1% -19.4% 53.6% 588.2%
-5 40 Half-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1802 2 over 0, reverse of 1800 C-1 $963,000 -6.5% -16.3% -42.0% -30.7% 9.6% 71.0%
-5 41 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $944,000 -5.5% -7.5% -22.6% - - -
-3 42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $878,000 -8.6% -22.3% -43.4% - - -
-1 43 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $863,000 -5.8% -0.8% 7.3% 7.5% - -
-7 44 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $860,000 -13.4% -34.8% - - - -
-4 45 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $852,000 -7.1% -12.5% -38.3% -40.0% 57.5% 315.6%
-2 46 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $824,000 -5.7% 1.1% 12.3% 5.8% - -
-1 47 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $808,000 -3.0% -5.3% -18.2% -27.2% -15.5% -2.5%
-5 48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge S-NC-3 $802,000 -12.3% -16.5% -29.6% - - -
-2 49 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $789,000 -4.7% -1.9% 7.9% - - -
-2 50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $764,000 -5.6% -6.6% -18.0% - - -
-6 51 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $734,000 -13.8% -17.6% -20.2% -30.1% -16.4% 154.9%
-2 52 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $732,000 -2.8% -9.1% -15.1% 0.3% - -
-2 53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $730,000 -2.9% -3.4% - - - -
4 54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $706,000 11.0% 21.3% 12.1% - - -
-1 55 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $697,000 1.6% -0.9% -50.2% - - -
10 56 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $650,000 5.7% -0.2% -15.7% -9.7% -6.7% -
5 57 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1800 S-NC-4 $618,000 -0.8% -0.5% -40.6% -75.0% - -
-3 58 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $617,000 -7.1% -6.8% -15.4% - - -
-3 59 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $617,000 -7.1% -6.8% -15.4% - - -
-3 60 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $617,000 -7.1% -6.8% -15.4% - - -
-8 61 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $607,000 -14.6% -18.4% -21.5% -31.1% -11.4% 150.8%
-10 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-188 $606,000 -16.3% -11.5% - - - -
-4 63 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $603,000 -3.7% -2.9% -6.2% -13.4% -20.1% 2.7%
7 64 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $601,000 1.0% 8.1% 11.3% -26.9% - -
-4 65 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $594,000 -4.8% 2.1% 7.6% 2.8% 0.2% -
8 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $592,000 1.7% 14.3% 85.0% 47.3% 19.8% 38.0%
67 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $582,000 -4.6% 0.7% 6.0% 4.7% 53.2% 268.4%
-8 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $580,000 -7.3% -6.5% -13.2% - - -
1 69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1796 Reverse of 1794 S-NC-5 $578,000 -4.8% -6.0% -38.8% - - -
-6 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-1 $576,000 -7.2% -6.9% -14.5% - - -
-6 71 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-9 $574,000 -7.3% -6.8% -14.8% - - -
1 72 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $564,000 -3.4% -0.9% -28.4% - - -
18 73 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $563,000 8.7% 9.1% -11.3% -28.2% 50.5% 154.8%
3 74 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $558,000 -2.6% 9.0% 6.3% -26.0% -14.8% -
3 75 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $552,000 -2.8% -1.8% 23.2% 4.7% -3.5% 58.2%
-8 76 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $551,000 -9.5% -15.7% -25.1% -14.7% -12.3% -
2 77 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $549,000 -0.9% -5.0% -6.0% -9.0% -33.9% 107.2%
54 78 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $543,000 50.8% 28.4% -17.1% 11.7% 99.6% 1698.0%
-4 79 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-11 $539,000 -7.2% -6.7% -14.2% - - -
-17 80 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $535,000 -14.0% -17.6% -21.0% -30.7% -22.9% 76.0%
6 81 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $532,000 1.7% -6.0% -41.9% - - -
47 82 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $528,000 44.7% 53.0% 27.8% 45.1% 34.4% 182.4%
-14 83 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Large date $522,000 -14.1% -17.8% -20.3% -30.1% -16.6% 116.6%
-3 84 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $518,000 -5.8% -9.6% -32.5% - - -
-9 85 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 126 $515,000 -10.7% -21.4% -29.0% -8.8% 79.4% -
-3 86 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1839 Proof 9 over 8 type of 1938 $513,000 -5.2% 17.9% 20.1% 29.9% - -
-1 87 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1839 Proof 9 over 8 type of 1938, Deep Cameo $513,000 -1.9% 18.5% 20.7% 29.9% 51.3% -
-8 88 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $510,000 -7.8% -23.2% -45.7% - - -
-17 89 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $510,000 -13.3% -20.3% -33.0% - - -
3 90 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 16 stars BD-3 $493,000 4.9% 2.9% -8.7% - - -
-1 91 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $488,000 -6.0% -3.4% - - - -
-8 92 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $486,000 -9.8% - - - - -
-4 93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-217 $482,000 -7.5% -10.4% -37.5% - - -
5 94 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $463,000 3.6% -3.5% -21.7% 76.0% 383.3% 661.5%
-10 95 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $457,000 -13.0% -22.9% -44.9% - - -
96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8, Red-Brown $452,000 -0.2% 8.9% 10.2% -29.2% -26.0% -
9 97 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $449,000 6.1% 23.7% 29.4% - - -
4 98 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $444,000 0.0% -8.6% -8.5% -17.0% -29.9% -
-17 99 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 107 $440,000 -19.3% -33.2% -57.7% - - -
-2 100 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars BD-2 $439,000 -2.4% -7.8% -25.3% - - -