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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 Position Issue MS/PF 63 Value Three Month Gain One Year Gain Three Year Gain
1 1 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $10,100,000 4.1% -1.9% -63.8%
1 2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $9,940,000 4.0% -1.6% -54.6%
1 3 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $8,130,000 -14.1% -24.7% -
1 4 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $7,890,000 -15.4% 2.2% -1.3%
1 5 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $6,040,000 3.2% -23.7% -80.1%
1 6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $6,040,000 3.2% -17.5% -80.1%
2 7 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,470,000 3.5% -4.3% -46.7%
8 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $4,110,000 -24.9% -22.3% -76.6%
-8 9 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $4,080,000 -60.8% -57.9% -
1 10 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $3,710,000 -3.6% 0.5% -5.6%
-1 11 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $3,190,000 -20.1% -5.6% -
2 12 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $3,010,000 -1.6% 6.7% -20.6%
2 13 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $2,880,000 -4.0% -14.5% -
-1 14 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Silver plug $2,770,000 -13.7% 16.4% 57.4%
-3 15 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,710,000 -21.7% -6.9% -61.8%
16 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101 $2,670,000 -2.9% 0.4% -32.7%
9 17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,280,000 35.7% 1.8% -22.2%
1 18 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $2,200,000 -2.2% 4.3% -16.0%
-2 19 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge $2,140,000 -18.3% 10.9% -56.1%
2 20 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $2,000,000 -1.5% 5.3% -15.6%
-3 21 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,960,000 -17.6% 17.4% -30.5%
-2 22 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $1,860,000 -12.3% - -
2 23 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,800,000 -0.6% -13.0% -38.1%
-3 24 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,670,000 -17.7% -45.1% -49.4%
-2 25 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-7 BB-18 $1,650,000 -13.2% 17.0% -
5 26 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $1,410,000 -0.7% -28.8% -79.3%
-3 27 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw $1,400,000 -24.7% -39.7% -46.6%
-1 28 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,360,000 -18.1% 17.2% -26.9%
-1 29 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,350,000 -17.7% 17.4% -25.4%
-1 30 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-2 $1,290,000 -17.3% 18.3% -24.1%
-1 31 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars $1,250,000 -18.3% -29.8% -4.6%
32 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver plug B-1 BB-21 $1,230,000 -11.5% 26.0% -
1 33 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $1,220,000 -9.6% -39.3% -60.1%
7 34 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 107 $1,210,000 -0.8% 8.0% -
10 35 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $1,190,000 5.3% -7.0% -29.6%
-3 36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $1,140,000 -16.2% 26.4% -
7 37 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $1,130,000 -0.9% 10.8% -
-3 38 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $1,130,000 -15.7% -27.1% -30.2%
-2 39 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $1,100,000 -16.0% - -
-4 40 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-10 $1,090,000 -18.0% 19.1% -21.6%
5 41 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $1,060,000 -4.5% - -
-2 42 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 $1,050,000 -13.9% 9.8% -29.1%
-1 43 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,030,000 -14.2% 9.3% -
-5 44 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge NC-3 $1,030,000 -17.6% 20.8% -21.4%
4 45 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $999,000 -0.1% 12.2% -
-8 46 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1976 15 stars, Overton 101 $989,000 -22.1% -31.3% -31.3%
-4 47 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge $982,000 -17.5% 21.7% -21.4%
3 48 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $970,000 0.0% 13.6% -3.0%
-2 49 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-5 BB-27 $952,000 -11.9% 23.6% -
6 50 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $945,000 9.1% 9.8% 16.1%
-3 51 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $870,000 -17.1% 22.9% -17.1%
-2 52 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves $861,000 -13.8% 14.5% 89.2%
5 53 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 106 $845,000 -0.6% 11.2% -2.2%
24 54 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $837,000 15.8% 7.4% 6.6%
7 55 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101a $808,000 -0.5% 12.2% 0.2%
7 56 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $788,000 -1.1% -0.5% -34.3%
-2 57 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $772,000 -12.8% -29.8% -68.1%
11 58 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105a $771,000 -0.1% 13.4% 2.4%
8 59 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $771,000 -0.4% -35.8% -75.0%
-6 60 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves $770,000 -13.8% 14.6% 102.6%
-9 61 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-1 BB-21 $761,000 -19.5% -9.9% -
-9 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $751,000 -17.4% 24.3% -17.2%
-6 63 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-9 BB-13 $745,000 -13.8% 17.3% -
11 64 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $743,000 1.5% -30.6% -62.7%
8 65 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $721,000 -4.9% -31.3% -42.3%
40 66 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $713,000 37.9% 21.7% -16.8%
3 67 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole $711,000 -7.7% -19.8% -11.5%
-9 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 NC-3 $703,000 -15.5% 31.6% -11.6%
-9 69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-6 $703,000 -15.5% 31.6% -11.6%
-9 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-8 $703,000 -15.5% 31.6% -11.6%
10 71 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104 $697,000 0.0% 14.3% -
-8 72 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-3 BB-11 $694,000 -12.5% 22.8% -
-2 73 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-4 BB-14 $674,000 -12.1% 19.3% -
-9 74 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-9 $658,000 -15.5% 31.9% -10.0%
-7 75 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $658,000 -15.0% 34.0% -8.5%
-4 76 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole, Red-Brown $657,000 -14.2% -26.3% 0.6%
-11 77 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-1 $654,000 -15.7% 31.6% -10.7%
10 78 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction $652,000 2.0% -22.4% -65.1%
12 79 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $651,000 7.4% 4.8% -13.3%
4 80 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $649,000 -2.0% -16.4% -7.4%
2 81 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $642,000 -4.2% 0.3% -4.9%
82 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $624,000 -8.8% -22.0% -43.3%
-9 83 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $620,000 -15.5% 31.6% -9.6%
-8 84 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-11 $616,000 -15.6% 31.9% -9.8%
-5 85 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-12 BB-26 $612,000 -12.4% 21.9% -
-9 86 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 127a $600,000 -17.8% -7.7% 34.8%
8 87 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $596,000 7.8% 6.2% -
-9 88 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $593,000 -17.4% 4.0% -38.2%
-2 89 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $593,000 -9.2% -29.6% -
4 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $568,000 -0.2% -33.0% -64.1%
17 91 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $554,000 7.8% 8.4% -
-7 92 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 126 $547,000 -17.2% -5.7% 46.6%
-7 93 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $545,000 -17.3% 4.4% -51.8%
-4 94 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-6 BB-25 $542,000 -12.9% 21.3% -
4 95 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $541,000 -0.4% -2.0% -31.7%
-4 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1800 S-NC-4 $539,000 -8.6% -29.2% -61.8%
-8 97 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-18a $539,000 -14.8% - -
2 98 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $538,000 -0.2% -14.9% -19.9%
3 99 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105 $534,000 1.9% - -
1 100 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $528,000 -0.6% -8.8% -28.1%