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 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $10,600,000 1.9% 47.6% 38.6% 17.9% - -
2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,100,000 -1.0% 1.0% 1.6% 1.0% - -
3 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,840,000 0.3% 1.5% 3.3% -0.3% - -
4 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $9,810,000 3.2% 3.9% -1.9% -2.9% - -
5 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $9,190,000 1.2% 16.2% 21.7% 15.9% 3.4% -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $6,170,000 1.6% 5.7% 10.0% 8.8% - -
7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $5,300,000 3.3% 12.8% 12.3% -1.5% -26.6% 11.3%
3 8 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $4,720,000 18.6% 129.1% 112.6% - - -
-1 9 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,350,000 2.8% 2.8% -2.5% -4.8% -10.1% -
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,130,000 3.0% 3.2% -7.0% -13.4% -14.5% -6.3%
-2 11 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $4,080,000 1.5% 10.3% 108.2% 439.0% 365.8% 372.8%
12 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $3,930,000 -1.3% -8.8% -10.3% -10.5% -12.7% -6.9%
13 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,480,000 2.7% 4.8% 0.3% - - -
1 14 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,270,000 0.9% -1.5% -3.8% -7.4% 7.6% 306.7%
-1 15 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,260,000 0.6% 3.8% 6.9% 3.8% 4.5% 7.2%
16 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $3,090,000 1.6% 2.7% 6.9% 2.3% -21.8% -41.0%
17 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $3,000,000 1.0% 3.8% 10.7% 5.6% -30.7% -34.2%
18 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,960,000 4.2% 16.1% 13.0% 9.6% 5.7% -
19 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,280,000 1.8% 5.1% -14.6% -18.9% - -
20 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,980,000 2.6% 10.0% 13.1% 6.5% - -
21 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,950,000 3.2% 6.0% 3.2% -4.9% 0.5% 48.9%
22 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,770,000 1.7% 5.4% 12.7% 29.2% - -
1 23 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,750,000 1.7% 6.1% 15.1% - - -
-1 24 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,740,000 1.2% -1.1% -2.2% 1.2% 56.8% 106.9%
25 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,680,000 -1.2% -9.2% -11.1% -11.1% -16.4% 58.5%
26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,650,000 0.6% 3.8% 8.6% 2.5% -14.5% 170.0%
27 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,630,000 3.8% 10.9% 23.5% 23.5% 89.1% 187.5%
28 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,560,000 3.3% 13.0% 13.0% 2.0% -14.8% 73.7%
2 29 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,430,000 3.6% 13.5% 10.9% -4.7% -25.9% 63.1%
-1 30 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,400,000 -0.7% -9.7% -11.9% -27.5% - -
-1 31 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,400,000 -0.7% -8.5% -2.1% 6.1% 21.7% 42.6%
32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,400,000 3.7% 12.9% 11.1% 0.7% -21.8% 58.9%
33 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,350,000 0.7% 14.4% 15.4% 8.0% 401.9% 599.5%
34 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,290,000 2.4% 4.9% - - - -
35 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,260,000 3.3% 12.5% 11.5% -1.6% -14.3% 95.3%
36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,120,000 1.8% 5.7% 4.7% -11.1% - -
1 37 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,120,000 4.7% -5.1% -5.9% -1.8% 13.9% 57.5%
-1 38 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $1,060,000 -0.9% 1.0% 45.4% 51.2% 17.9% 100.0%
1 39 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $1,030,000 2.0% 6.1% 9.9% 8.0% - -
1 40 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,030,000 2.0% 6.0% 12.4% 20.6% 137.9% -
-2 41 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,010,000 -1.0% -10.6% -9.0% 19.4% 88.1% 224.8%
42 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,000,000 -1.0% -9.9% 13.3% 80.8% - -
1 43 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $986,000 2.5% 7.8% 14.4% 15.6% - -
-1 44 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $985,000 -0.8% -8.8% 14.4% 199.4% - -
1 45 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $895,000 5.2% 7.7% 15.8% 23.3% 21.3% 77.6%
3 46 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $877,000 7.9% 8.5% 9.2% 13.2% 44.7% 91.5%
-2 47 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $863,000 -0.2% 6.5% 11.5% 11.5% 9.4% -
2 48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $855,000 5.7% 7.7% -10.4% -13.7% - -
-2 49 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $849,000 1.6% 5.2% 9.0% 7.2% - -
-2 50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $847,000 1.6% 5.2% 8.6% - - -
3 51 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $834,000 13.6% 120.1% 116.1% 101.4% 106.4% -
-1 52 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $787,000 1.8% 5.9% 23.2% 86.5% 162.3% 233.5%
-1 53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $777,000 1.8% 7.6% 7.8% 32.4% 60.9% 77.8%
-1 54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $753,000 1.2% 3.7% 4.3% 29.2% 60.2% 85.9%
1 55 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $729,000 5.3% 8.3% 17.0% 22.5% - -
-1 56 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $727,000 1.7% -2.0% -3.8% -0.1% 11.8% 15.4%
1 57 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $686,000 3.0% 10.1% 19.5% 1.8% - -
6 58 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $683,000 12.2% 117.5% 105.1% 76.0% 121.0% -
6 59 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $680,000 14.5% 121.5% 97.7% 75.3% 125.2% -
-3 60 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $676,000 1.3% -4.0% 3.5% 8.9% 8.5% 9.0%
2 61 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $667,000 5.2% 7.8% 17.0% 40.7% - -
-2 62 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $655,000 0.8% -0.8% 6.7% 13.1% 26.7% 175.2%
-4 63 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $649,000 -0.6% -9.1% -7.4% -12.7% -27.4% 5.2%
-2 64 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $645,000 1.6% 5.6% 37.5% 93.7% - -
1 65 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $645,000 10.3% 13.6% 16.8% 12.8% 15.8% 25.2%
-5 66 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $637,000 -0.8% -10.2% -21.5% -22.2% -30.5% -25.2%
67 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $599,000 3.5% 13.9% 14.8% - - -
3 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $587,000 3.7% 10.5% 18.3% 23.3% 243.3% 299.3%
-1 69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $584,000 1.6% 5.2% 9.2% 7.2% - -
-1 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $584,000 1.6% 5.2% 9.2% 7.2% - -
-1 71 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $584,000 1.6% 5.2% 9.2% 7.2% - -
1 72 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Turban Head 1808 BD-1 $568,000 3.1% 55.6% 63.7% 91.2% 108.1% 115.2%
-1 73 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $555,000 -0.2% -11.8% -3.1% -4.5% 14.4% 26.1%
2 74 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $549,000 4.6% -5.8% 0.9% 40.8% 64.4% 157.7%
-1 75 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $537,000 -2.0% -19.0% -12.1% -11.1% - -
-1 76 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $528,000 0.2% -0.8% 0.2% -4.7% -9.1% 0.8%
77 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $510,000 1.6% 5.4% 12.3% 14.6% - -
78 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $509,000 3.5% 12.9% 12.6% -1.0% 6.3% 93.5%
3 79 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $499,000 5.3% 8.2% 17.1% 23.2% 8.7% 15.8%
-1 80 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $499,000 2.5% 9.9% 12.4% 1.8% -27.3% 3.1%
-1 81 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $497,000 2.3% 4.6% 4.0% -5.7% - -
-1 82 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $483,000 1.3% 9.8% 14.5% 2.5% 31.6% 29.8%
20 83 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $481,000 17.0% 125.8% 86.4% 42.3% - -
84 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $480,000 2.8% 5.3% 6.7% 7.1% 6.0% -
-2 85 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $478,000 1.7% 4.1% 0.6% -10.5% -55.7% -43.5%
1 86 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $477,000 4.1% 14.7% 16.1% 15.2% - -
-2 87 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $475,000 1.9% 7.7% 8.7% 6.5% 39.3% 196.9%
-2 88 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $462,000 -0.2% -11.8% -1.5% 0.0% 7.7% 16.4%
3 89 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $462,000 5.7% 7.9% -8.9% -8.5% - -
90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $462,000 1.5% 5.2% 0.7% -11.3% - -
3 91 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 Stars BD-3 $454,000 5.1% 7.6% 15.5% 21.4% 38.0% 16.7%
-3 92 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $453,000 -0.9% -9.9% -10.5% - - -
-5 93 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $452,000 -1.3% -9.4% -11.7% -12.7% -6.2% 3.7%
-3 94 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $448,000 0.0% 2.1% -0.9% -7.8% -12.2% 76.4%
1 95 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $447,000 5.9% 8.5% -8.0% -11.0% -12.4% 13.7%
11 96 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101 $443,000 12.7% 59.9% 54.9% 118.2% 67.2% -
2 97 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $441,000 5.3% 6.3% -11.8% 41.3% - -
-5 98 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $430,000 -1.4% -9.3% -11.9% -13.1% -19.0% -27.1%
-1 99 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $430,000 2.6% 4.9% -7.3% -24.4% - -
-5 100 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $428,000 0.7% -0.9% -2.5% 1.7% 14.4% 57.4%