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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 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,000,000 -1.0% 0.0% 0.0% -4.8% - -
1 2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,690,000 1.4% 2.2% -0.4% -4.1% - -
-1 3 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $9,440,000 -5.6% -5.6% -5.0% -8.3% - -
4 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $7,910,000 5.3% 5.9% 2.6% -3.2% -8.4% -
5 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $7,180,000 -0.8% -1.5% -12.2% -21.2% - -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $5,840,000 3.4% 4.1% 3.4% 5.8% - -
1 7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $4,700,000 5.4% 2.8% -5.8% -18.8% -33.5% -
1 8 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $4,310,000 -2.7% -1.4% -2.3% 0.2% 1.4% 11.9%
-2 9 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,230,000 -5.8% -6.0% -5.6% -7.8% -11.3% -
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,000,000 -5.9% -7.0% -13.2% -16.1% -15.4% -4.8%
11 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $3,700,000 2.2% 17.8% 252.4% 367.8% 320.9% 355.7%
1 12 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,320,000 -0.6% -2.9% - - - -
-1 13 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,320,000 -1.5% -0.9% -3.5% -9.3% 12.2% 346.2%
14 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,140,000 1.6% 4.3% -0.3% 0.6% 1.3% 6.1%
15 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $3,010,000 -0.3% 1.3% 3.4% -6.2% -25.7% -37.6%
16 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,890,000 1.4% 4.7% 5.5% -0.7% -36.8% -33.4%
17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,550,000 2.0% 3.2% -5.2% -5.9% -9.6% -
18 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,170,000 1.9% -6.1% -22.2% -21.7% - -
19 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,060,000 -1.0% -2.4% - - - -
20 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,850,000 -2.6% -1.6% -2.1% 0.0% -3.1% 90.5%
21 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,840,000 -0.5% -2.1% -6.1% -12.4% 7.0% 135.0%
22 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,800,000 1.1% 2.9% 0.6% -7.7% - -
23 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,760,000 0.6% 0.6% -3.3% 25.7% 63.0% 118.4%
24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,680,000 3.1% 3.7% 15.1% 25.4% - -
25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,650,000 3.8% 4.4% 15.4% - - -
1 26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,590,000 1.9% 1.9% 2.6% -5.4% -16.3% 243.4%
-1 27 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,550,000 -0.6% 0.6% -14.4% - - -
28 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,530,000 -0.6% 1.3% 15.0% 19.5% 37.8% 70.8%
29 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,470,000 1.4% 3.5% 17.6% 11.4% 82.2% 228.1%
30 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,380,000 5.3% 3.0% -3.5% -16.4% -22.5% 119.0%
2 31 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,260,000 5.0% 1.6% -8.7% -21.7% -34.4% 91.2%
2 32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,240,000 5.1% 1.6% -4.6% -17.3% -32.2% 99.7%
-2 33 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,230,000 -0.8% -3.1% - - - -
2 34 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,180,000 5.4% 4.4% -2.5% -8.5% 337.0% 527.7%
-3 35 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,180,000 -3.3% -3.3% 2.6% 1.7% 23.8% 98.3%
-1 36 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,130,000 -0.9% 0.0% 10.8% 77.4% 145.1% 263.3%
2 37 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,120,000 5.7% 2.8% -6.7% -17.6% -22.8% 75.5%
-1 38 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,110,000 0.0% 6.7% 52.1% 132.7% - -
-1 39 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $1,080,000 0.0% 4.9% 77.0% 350.0% - -
1 40 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,060,000 2.9% 2.9% -9.4% -16.5% - -
-1 41 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $1,050,000 1.0% 12.4% 58.6% 38.2% 20.7% 200.0%
1 42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $972,000 3.7% 4.7% 11.2% 18.5% 181.7% -
-1 43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $971,000 3.3% 3.7% 2.4% 3.0% - -
44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $915,000 2.2% 6.0% 6.0% 9.4% - -
2 45 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $831,000 2.7% 5.6% 11.1% 26.9% 13.7% 72.0%
3 46 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $810,000 2.4% 3.7% 5.1% 2.8% - -
-2 47 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $808,000 -0.6% 1.3% 2.8% 1.5% 38.1% 139.1%
2 48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $807,000 3.3% 3.9% 2.5% 3.2% - -
2 49 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $805,000 3.2% 3.6% 2.0% - - -
-2 50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $794,000 -0.6% -5.7% -19.6% -20.6% - -
3 51 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $743,000 3.2% 2.5% 54.5% 70.8% 151.9% 332.0%
52 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $742,000 -2.5% -2.8% 0.3% -0.8% 12.9% 49.9%
4 53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $726,000 3.0% 2.3% 2.5% 38.5% 76.2% 104.5%
2 54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $722,000 2.3% 1.8% 1.5% 38.8% 71.1% 81.0%
55 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $714,000 -0.7% 1.0% -1.0% -3.9% -16.5% 56.2%
-10 56 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $709,000 -12.7% -12.5% -13.4% -13.6% -21.0% -7.6%
-4 57 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $704,000 -4.7% -1.1% 13.7% 14.8% 13.0% 17.7%
58 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $673,000 2.9% 6.0% 11.6% 10.0% - -
1 59 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $663,000 2.5% 6.1% 11.6% - - -
-1 60 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $660,000 1.2% 5.8% 13.2% 10.2% 34.7% 166.1%
61 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $629,000 0.0% 4.8% 9.2% 17.4% 32.1% 65.1%
62 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $623,000 2.8% 8.2% -0.2% - - -
1 63 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $619,000 2.7% 5.6% 16.8% 30.3% - -
1 64 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $611,000 3.4% 5.9% 66.9% 88.0% - -
-2 65 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $583,000 -3.5% -4.1% 35.0% 48.7% 79.9% 227.5%
66 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $568,000 1.2% 3.8% 0.5% 0.7% 4.0% 12.9%
67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $555,000 3.4% 3.9% 2.4% 3.2% - -
68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $555,000 3.4% 3.9% 2.4% 3.2% - -
69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $555,000 3.4% 3.9% 2.4% 3.2% - -
70 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $532,000 0.8% 1.9% -1.7% -2.2% -9.5% -2.9%
71 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $531,000 1.1% 3.1% 11.6% 18.3% 221.8% 318.1%
2 72 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $526,000 2.9% 1.7% - - - -
-1 73 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $524,000 0.0% 5.2% 14.7% 11.5% 25.7% 48.4%
1 74 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $503,000 -1.0% -0.2% - - - -
-2 75 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $499,000 -2.7% -1.6% -3.5% -2.3% 16.9% 24.4%
4 76 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $484,000 3.2% 3.9% 9.3% 10.3% - -
2 77 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $475,000 0.4% 2.4% -9.4% -2.9% - -
78 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $474,000 -2.9% -1.9% -3.9% -3.1% -6.5% -12.7%
6 79 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $461,000 2.9% 6.0% 12.2% 11.1% -27.5% 3.4%
2 80 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $459,000 0.0% 0.0% -12.7% -50.6% -53.5% -44.6%
2 81 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $456,000 -0.4% -1.7% 5.3% -1.3% 2.0% -
2 82 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $454,000 0.9% 2.3% 2.3% -18.1% -32.8% 6.8%
-2 83 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $452,000 -2.8% -1.5% -3.2% -2.2% -5.8% -0.7%
10 84 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $451,000 5.1% 2.0% -3.2% -16.8% -7.6% 159.2%
6 85 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $441,000 2.3% 2.3% -0.5% 0.2% 102.3% 258.5%
86 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle BD-1 $441,000 0.0% 4.5% 5.0% 17.6% 30.9% 73.6%
3 87 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $440,000 1.9% 4.8% -1.3% -9.1% 18.9% 23.2%
7 88 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $439,000 3.1% 1.4% -9.1% -24.4% - -
-2 89 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $439,000 0.0% -0.2% -7.0% -8.7% -11.1% 91.7%
-1 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI. S-1 $438,000 1.2% 3.1% 7.6% -0.5% 172.0% 253.2%
-15 91 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars BD-2 $436,000 -12.6% -12.4% -13.1% -13.7% - -
1 92 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $432,000 0.7% 2.4% 1.6% -0.9% 23.8% 87.0%
-16 93 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 16 stars BD-3 $432,000 -12.7% -12.6% -9.1% 16.4% - -
-2 94 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $428,000 -0.5% -5.5% -15.6% -15.6% - -
-7 95 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Large date $423,000 -2.8% -1.6% -3.4% -2.5% -5.2% 0.5%
4 96 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 Stars BD-3 $422,000 2.7% 5.8% 11.3% 13.7% 29.1% 16.6%
4 97 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $416,000 1.7% 2.7% 0.0% 1.2% - -
-2 98 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $415,000 -1.0% -7.6% 18.6% 30.5% - -
-2 99 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $412,000 -0.5% -5.3% -16.9% -16.3% -13.4% 5.1%
-2 100 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $410,000 -0.7% -4.7% -21.2% -30.6% - -