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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 $9,480,000 -1.9% -2.3% -26.5% - - -
2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $9,300,000 -2.3% -2.7% -25.0% -80.1% - -
3 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $5,860,000 -17.0% -37.2% -30.8% -24.7% 220.2% 2244.0%
4 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $5,100,000 -16.7% -46.1% - - - -
5 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $4,630,000 -11.3% -20.9% -62.4% - - -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $4,630,000 -11.3% -20.9% -61.7% - - -
7 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,170,000 -1.9% -3.5% -28.8% -53.5% -48.2% -32.4%
8 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,970,000 -18.4% -22.9% -21.2% -54.0% -56.4% -10.0%
1 9 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $2,890,000 -4.3% -5.6% -14.0% -7.1% 194.0% -
-1 10 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $2,870,000 -5.3% - - - - -
11 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Silver plug $2,620,000 -10.3% -18.4% -7.1% 103.1% 551.7% 5037.3%
2 12 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $2,410,000 -2.8% -19.7% - - - -
13 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101 $2,390,000 -6.6% -13.1% -28.2% -10.2% - -
-2 14 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,310,000 -16.3% -33.2% -49.1% - - -
2 15 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $2,090,000 -4.6% -7.1% -11.4% 22.2% 279.3% -
16 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $1,950,000 -15.6% -25.6% -25.6% -79.8% - -
4 17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $1,950,000 1.6% 16.1% -31.6% -53.1% - -
-3 18 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,940,000 -16.0% -51.4% - - - -
19 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $1,920,000 -4.0% -5.4% -9.4% 23.9% 284.8% -
-2 20 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,840,000 -15.2% -22.7% -15.6% - - -
-1 21 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $1,820,000 -9.0% -14.2% - - - -
22 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,640,000 -7.9% -9.4% -51.6% -29.6% -39.5% -16.8%
23 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-7 BB-18 $1,540,000 -10.5% -18.9% - - - -
24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,440,000 -4.6% -13.3% -1.4% - - -
25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $1,370,000 -4.9% -12.2% 1.5% - - -
2 26 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $1,240,000 -3.9% -5.3% - - - -
-1 27 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver plug B-1 BB-21 $1,220,000 -6.9% -12.2% 31.3% - - -
1 28 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $1,200,000 -4.8% 6.2% -24.5% - - -
2 29 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,180,000 -3.3% -41.9% -69.1% -37.6% -34.1% 90.6%
30 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $1,170,000 -4.9% -12.0% 5.4% - - -
1 31 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 107 $1,150,000 -5.0% -5.7% - - - -
1 32 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $1,110,000 -4.3% -2.6% - - - -
1 33 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge S-NC-3 $1,100,000 -4.3% -12.0% 7.8% - - -
-7 34 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $1,070,000 -17.7% -24.6% -78.6% -87.8% - -
35 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,050,000 -4.5% -11.8% 7.5% -37.5% - -
36 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $1,010,000 -5.6% -25.2% -68.5% -69.5% -65.2% -63.9%
2 37 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw $985,000 -2.5% -47.0% -60.8% -67.5% -17.2% 60.7%
38 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $983,000 -3.6% -1.7% - - - -
2 39 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $965,000 -2.8% -0.5% 9.3% 46.2% 290.7% 1489.8%
40 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $958,000 -5.1% -37.4% -24.6% -36.6% 90.8% 484.1%
5 41 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $948,000 5.7% 9.5% 20.3% 18.2% - -
42 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $938,000 -4.6% -30.0% -41.4% -52.1% 34.6% 371.4%
43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $935,000 -4.4% -11.0% 12.0% - - -
-7 44 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-5 BB-27 $931,000 -8.7% -13.8% - - - -
-1 45 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $907,000 -2.5% -24.4% -19.0% - - -
-1 46 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 $881,000 -4.4% -27.8% 85.9% -46.3% 40.5% 533.8%
4 47 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $858,000 5.7% 18.7% 14.1% 12.2% - -
48 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 106 $823,000 -4.0% -3.2% 5.6% 45.1% - -
-2 49 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves $808,000 -9.8% -19.1% 8.3% 137.0% 621.4% 3280.8%
50 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101a $803,000 -4.1% -1.1% 8.8% 50.9% - -
-2 51 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $791,000 -5.8% -13.0% 10.5% - - -
4 52 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105a $770,000 -2.7% -0.3% 12.4% 56.8% - -
53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $769,000 -4.4% -7.6% 23.2% - - -
54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $769,000 -4.4% -7.6% 23.2% - - -
55 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $769,000 -4.4% -7.6% 23.2% - - -
162 56 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Memorial Reverse 1969S Doubled die obverse, Red $755,000 251.2% 279.4% 476.3% 1676.5% - -
-5 57 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves $728,000 -9.9% -18.5% 9.6% 194.7% 511.8% 3400.0%
2 58 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-9 $722,000 -4.2% -7.3% 26.0% - - -
59 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $721,000 -4.4% -6.8% 27.8% - - -
1 60 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-1 $720,000 -4.4% -7.2% 23.7% - - -
3 61 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104 $707,000 -2.5% 1.4% 12.2% - - -
4 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $690,000 -3.5% -6.0% 25.9% - - -
5 63 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-11 $685,000 -3.5% -6.2% 27.6% - - -
-1 64 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-3 BB-11 $668,000 -8.9% -15.8% - - - -
-3 65 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-1 BB-21 $664,000 -11.1% -29.7% -30.0% - - -
4 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-188 $659,000 -3.8% - - - - -
-10 67 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-9 BB-13 $655,000 -15.8% -24.2% -0.3% - - -
4 68 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $649,000 -2.1% -14.4% -51.6% -52.3% -44.5% -11.3%
-11 69 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $637,000 -15.6% -20.1% -43.6% -46.5% -49.4% -38.2%
-3 70 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-4 BB-14 $632,000 -11.2% -17.6% - - - -
7 71 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole $628,000 3.6% -18.4% -33.3% 37.7% 46.7% 247.0%
5 72 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $614,000 0.8% 18.8% -34.3% -19.4% - -
1 73 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-18a $612,000 -3.3% -3.3% - - - -
2 74 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $611,000 0.0% -7.7% -18.4% -6.6% -22.9% -
4 75 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $595,000 0.7% -11.2% -5.1% -8.0% -6.9% -0.8%
-3 76 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-12 BB-26 $591,000 -8.9% -15.5% - - - -
-12 77 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $574,000 -20.1% -21.6% -79.9% -72.0% -69.0% -60.4%
2 78 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-53 $571,000 -2.7% -1.4% 34.0% -24.2% - -
2 79 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $571,000 -2.2% -16.5% -47.1% -34.7% -38.5% -17.2%
-11 80 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $566,000 -19.5% -26.9% -72.8% - - -
2 81 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105 $566,000 -0.7% 8.0% - - - -
3 82 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole, Red-Brown $546,000 -3.4% -28.7% -33.8% 12.3% 49.6% -
3 83 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-14 $541,000 -3.0% -1.6% - - - -
-2 84 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-6 BB-25 $531,000 -7.7% -14.6% 22.6% - - -
-14 85 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $519,000 -23.2% -41.4% -72.5% -77.4% -81.3% -84.4%
2 86 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 1795 over 1795 Recut date, 3 leaves Overton 111 $517,000 -4.1% -0.4% 10.0% 44.0% 353.5% 2072.3%
6 87 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $504,000 -3.6% -7.2% -32.9% -30.7% -20.3% 12.8%
-13 88 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $500,000 -18.4% -21.8% -59.0% -89.3% -60.3% -
24 89 Half-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1802 2 over 0, reverse of 1800 C-1 $499,000 26.6% 18.5% -66.1% -57.4% -54.2% 30.6%
-3 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $489,000 -11.9% -19.3% -29.5% -20.4% -1.8% -
13 91 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $489,000 5.8% 46.8% - - - -
2 92 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $486,000 -3.6% -9.8% -33.4% -33.3% -23.9% 41.3%
4 93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-39 $473,000 -2.9% -2.7% 34.4% - - -
-10 94 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $473,000 -16.7% -14.5% - - - -
95 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 127a $467,000 -6.0% -36.0% 8.1% -3.9% 94.6% -
7 96 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $460,000 -0.4% -16.5% - - - -
-7 97 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $457,000 -14.9% -11.1% - - - -
1 98 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $454,000 -5.2% -5.4% -61.2% -78.2% -42.7% 29.7%
2 99 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $454,000 -2.6% -4.6% -26.5% -27.6% -13.9% 50.8%
2 100 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $452,000 -2.6% -4.2% -25.4% -25.5% -16.0% 10.5%