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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 $9,730,000 2.6% -3.7% -13.9% - - -
2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $9,510,000 2.3% -4.3% -13.5% -79.8% - -
2 3 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $4,640,000 0.2% -23.2% -55.4% - - -
2 4 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $4,640,000 0.2% -23.2% -55.8% - - -
-2 5 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $4,470,000 -23.7% -43.3% -45.0% -15.8% 115.9% 1639.3%
1 6 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,310,000 3.4% -3.6% -18.1% -52.2% -53.7% -31.9%
-3 7 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $4,160,000 -18.4% -48.8% -84.5% - - -
2 8 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $3,650,000 27.2% - - - - -
-1 9 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $3,000,000 1.0% -19.1% -20.6% -53.2% -56.5% 3.8%
-1 10 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $2,670,000 -7.6% -11.3% -20.3% 9.4% 118.9% -
3 11 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,620,000 13.4% -3.3% -40.3% - - -
12 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $2,500,000 3.7% -13.2% -23.5% - - -
4 13 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $2,230,000 14.4% 4.2% -10.8% -76.9% - -
2 14 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,150,000 10.3% -5.7% -20.1% -48.7% - -
5 15 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $2,120,000 15.2% 8.2% 1.9% - - -
2 16 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,980,000 2.1% -37.9% - - - -
-6 17 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Silver plug $1,970,000 -24.8% -28.9% -22.7% 91.3% 373.6% 3659.5%
-3 18 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $1,930,000 -7.7% -12.3% -20.6% 44.0% 181.8% -
5 19 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,870,000 29.9% 37.5% 33.6% - - -
-7 20 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101 $1,800,000 -24.7% -32.6% -45.8% -13.9% - -
4 21 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $1,780,000 29.9% 38.0% 36.9% - - -
-3 22 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $1,760,000 -8.3% -12.0% -19.3% 44.3% 183.4% -
-1 23 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,670,000 1.8% -7.2% -42.8% -27.4% -43.8% -11.2%
2 24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $1,620,000 30.6% 47.3% - - - -
5 25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $1,520,000 29.9% 39.4% 43.4% - - -
9 26 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,430,000 36.2% 45.6% 52.8% -14.9% - -
6 27 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge S-NC-3 $1,400,000 27.3% 35.9% 42.4% - - -
-7 28 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $1,380,000 -24.2% -25.8% - - - -
11 29 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,250,000 30.5% 0.0% 4.2% 8.7% 81.2% 662.2%
13 30 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $1,220,000 30.5% 40.2% 52.3% - - -
35 31 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-188 $1,200,000 82.1% - - - - -
5 32 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw $1,170,000 18.8% -16.4% -48.7% -49.6% -30.4% 91.2%
-10 33 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-7 BB-18 $1,160,000 -24.7% -29.7% -12.8% - - -
11 34 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,130,000 24.6% 9.7% 3.7% - - -
-7 35 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $1,110,000 -7.5% -6.7% -21.8% - - -
6 36 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $1,090,000 16.2% -3.5% -27.3% -27.3% 10.2% 447.7%
43 37 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $1,060,000 87.3% 37.5% -44.5% - - -
-7 38 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 107 $1,050,000 -8.7% -13.2% -13.2% - - -
-5 39 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $1,040,000 -2.8% -26.2% -75.9% -87.9% - -
6 40 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 $1,030,000 16.9% -1.9% 97.7% -17.6% 14.7% 641.0%
12 41 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $1,000,000 30.0% 42.2% 67.2% - - -
12 42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $1,000,000 30.0% 42.2% 67.2% - - -
12 43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $1,000,000 30.0% 42.2% 67.2% - - -
-8 44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $993,000 -1.7% -18.6% -66.3% -67.8% -67.1% -60.6%
-16 45 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $986,000 -16.4% -41.0% -72.2% -49.2% -48.4% 61.9%
-14 46 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $979,000 -11.8% -13.4% -10.2% - - -
4 47 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $964,000 21.9% 28.4% 39.7% - - -
41 48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $959,000 91.8% 47.1% -18.7% -79.2% -30.0% -
13 49 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $957,000 38.7% 54.4% 82.6% - - -
-9 50 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $956,000 0.8% 1.2% 23.7% 17.4% - -
-24 51 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver plug B-1 BB-21 $951,000 -22.0% -22.7% 5.9% - - -
7 52 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $943,000 30.8% 43.3% 73.7% - - -
5 53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-9 $942,000 30.5% 43.2% 71.0% - - -
6 54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-1 $939,000 30.4% 43.6% 68.3% - - -
-17 55 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $918,000 -6.6% -8.1% -4.3% - - -
-17 56 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $902,000 -6.5% -7.0% -1.6% 74.1% 197.7% 1403.3%
6 57 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-11 $896,000 30.8% 45.5% 73.6% - - -
-11 58 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $856,000 -0.2% 2.3% 17.7% 10.3% - -
44 59 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $845,000 92.0% 48.8% -17.2% - - -
-10 60 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101a $806,000 0.4% -0.2% 4.1% 92.8% - -
12 61 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-18a $802,000 31.0% 48.8% - - - -
42 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1800 S-NC-4 $781,000 79.5% 44.9% -12.4% - - -
15 63 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-53 $759,000 32.9% 53.3% 85.6% 0.8% - -
43 64 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1807 7 over 6, small date S-272 $744,000 80.1% 67.9% 4.1% -61.5% 29.2% 919.2%
-17 65 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 106 $731,000 -11.2% -13.5% -10.0% 63.9% - -
51 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1796 Reverse of 1794 S-NC-5 $727,000 91.8% 82.7% 19.6% - - -
-15 67 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105a $725,000 -5.8% -6.0% 0.7% 88.3% - -
16 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-14 $714,000 32.0% 51.3% 92.5% - - -
-25 69 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-5 BB-27 $714,000 -23.3% -25.0% -1.1% - - -
54 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $667,000 77.9% 67.6% 8.5% - - -
-10 71 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104 $666,000 -5.8% -4.4% 1.7% - - -
-4 72 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $642,000 -1.1% -11.0% -50.6% -49.4% -47.4% -2.7%
10 73 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole, Red-Brown $634,000 16.1% -3.5% -21.3% 30.5% 43.1% -
-5 74 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $625,000 -1.9% -20.7% -42.1% -47.5% -60.7% -38.1%
75 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $620,000 4.2% -3.4% 8.0% -3.0% -1.0% -20.7%
25 76 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $617,000 35.9% 45.9% -44.4% -70.5% -25.7% 82.5%
-28 77 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves $610,000 -24.5% -29.2% -27.0% 123.4% 435.1% 2389.8%
18 78 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-39 $610,000 29.0% 47.0% 79.9% - - -
-12 79 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-9 BB-13 $595,000 -9.2% -20.1% -6.2% - - -
-24 80 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Memorial Reverse 1969S Doubled die obverse, Red $592,000 -21.6% 151.9% 453.3% 1457.9% - -
67 81 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-217 $587,000 91.8% 83.4% 25.4% - - -
78 82 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1798 1st hair style S-NC-2 $585,000 101.7% - - - - -
-12 83 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole $569,000 -9.4% -20.0% -39.3% 21.1% 24.8% 187.4%
-7 84 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $568,000 -1.0% -23.6% -77.0% -62.1% -71.0% -62.1%
-13 85 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $567,000 -7.7% -20.5% -33.3% -26.1% - -
12 86 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $567,000 23.3% 17.1% 86.5% - - -
-8 87 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $561,000 -1.8% -10.1% -42.4% -31.1% -44.5% -14.2%
-23 88 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-1 BB-21 $554,000 -16.6% -27.2% -47.7% - - -
-8 89 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105 $549,000 -3.0% 2.8% - - - -
-33 90 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves $545,000 -25.1% -29.2% -26.7% 185.3% 329.1% 2446.7%
6 91 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 127a $534,000 14.3% -11.0% 27.1% 43.5% 56.1% -
-10 92 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Small head Overton 127 $525,000 -6.1% - - - - -
-2 93 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $521,000 6.5% 4.2% 72.5% - - -
-6 94 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $516,000 2.4% -4.6% -26.4% -28.7% -31.5% -10.7%
-31 95 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-3 BB-11 $510,000 -23.7% -26.5% -3.8% - - -
82 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1796 Reverse of 1795 S-NC-2 $497,000 94.1% 88.3% 32.5% - - -
9 97 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 126 $495,000 15.7% -9.5% 35.6% 62.3% 71.9% -
-6 98 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $495,000 1.2% -24.0% -19.8% -19.8% -11.8% -
-29 99 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-4 BB-14 $488,000 -22.8% -27.6% -7.9% - - -
-7 100 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $488,000 0.4% -9.3% -31.1% -28.2% -26.7% 57.4%