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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 $10,000,000 0.0% 0.0% -1.0% -13.0% - -
2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,000,000 0.0% 0.6% 0.1% -13.8% - -
3 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,470,000 -0.1% -0.3% -3.6% -9.8% - -
4 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $7,430,000 -0.5% -1.3% -5.7% -11.9% -9.3% -
5 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $7,220,000 -1.0% -4.5% -17.8% - - -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $5,640,000 0.5% 0.5% -0.9% 9.3% - -
7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $4,540,000 -0.7% -2.8% -14.0% -27.9% -31.2% -
8 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,500,000 0.0% 0.7% -1.3% -2.6% -6.1% -
9 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $4,370,000 0.0% -0.2% -0.5% 0.7% 7.9% 21.4%
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,280,000 -0.5% -2.5% -10.1% -10.8% -9.7% 4.1%
11 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,400,000 -0.6% -1.4% - - - -
12 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,340,000 -0.3% -1.2% -4.6% -8.7% 15.6% 372.4%
13 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $3,320,000 5.7% 44.3% 342.7% 302.9% 281.2% 330.6%
14 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,040,000 1.0% 0.7% -3.5% -2.9% -0.3% 4.5%
15 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $2,990,000 0.7% 2.7% 0.0% -12.6% -27.4% -27.4%
16 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,780,000 0.7% 2.2% -1.4% -9.4% -42.7% -29.6%
17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,440,000 -1.2% -4.7% -10.0% -9.6% -13.5% -
18 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,240,000 -3.0% -13.8% -20.6% -18.5% - -
19 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,090,000 -0.9% -4.6% - - - -
1 20 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,880,000 0.0% -0.5% -0.5% 0.0% 6.8% 105.7%
-1 21 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,870,000 -0.5% -0.5% -7.9% -13.0% 13.3% 236.9%
22 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,750,000 0.0% 0.0% -4.9% - - -
23 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,740,000 -0.6% -1.7% -1.7% 46.2% 64.2% 118.0%
24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,630,000 0.6% 2.5% 17.3% 21.6% - -
25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,590,000 0.6% 3.2% - - - -
26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,560,000 0.0% 2.0% -2.5% -12.4% -7.7% 406.5%
27 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,550,000 0.6% 0.6% -16.7% - - -
28 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,520,000 0.7% 4.1% 15.2% 21.6% 36.9% 82.5%
29 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,430,000 0.7% 5.9% 9.2% 14.4% 77.4% 276.3%
30 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,330,000 -0.7% -2.9% -11.3% -23.1% -21.8% 178.8%
31 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,260,000 -0.8% - - - - -
32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,230,000 -0.8% -3.1% -16.3% -28.1% -31.7% 158.4%
33 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,220,000 0.0% 1.7% 7.0% 5.2% 27.0% 126.8%
34 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,210,000 -0.8% -3.2% -11.0% -22.4% -32.4% 121.2%
35 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,130,000 0.0% 0.0% 26.1% 82.0% 162.2% 372.8%
36 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,120,000 -0.9% -3.4% -9.7% -13.2% 316.4% 492.6%
37 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,080,000 -0.9% -3.6% -14.3% -23.4% -25.0% 69.8%
38 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,070,000 2.9% 15.8% 77.2% 118.8% - -
1 39 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $1,050,000 1.9% 14.0% 169.9% - - -
-1 40 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,030,000 0.0% -2.8% -16.9% -20.2% - -
1 41 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $973,000 4.2% 26.0% 40.8% 18.5% 14.5% 342.3%
-1 42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $940,000 0.4% 0.3% -1.8% -1.8% - -
43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $931,000 0.3% 0.8% 8.4% 18.6% 177.1% -
44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $868,000 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% 4.2% - -
45 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $822,000 -2.4% -11.7% -16.9% -17.3% - -
46 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $812,000 0.2% 0.2% -0.7% -4.9% -8.8% 14.0%
47 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $797,000 -0.1% -1.0% 2.8% 1.9% 40.1% 283.2%
48 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $785,000 -0.3% 0.6% 6.8% 17.0% 12.3% 73.3%
49 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $782,000 0.1% 0.9% 1.0% -3.5% - -
50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $780,000 0.4% 0.1% -1.8% -1.0% - -
51 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $780,000 0.4% 0.1% -1.8% - - -
52 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $761,000 -0.3% 0.0% 4.7% 1.3% 4.5% 76.6%
53 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $726,000 0.1% 8.0% 70.4% 75.4% 152.1% 404.2%
54 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $724,000 1.7% 8.4% 16.4% 16.8% 15.5% 32.8%
1 55 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $712,000 0.4% -1.0% 14.7% 34.6% 72.0% 98.3%
1 56 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $711,000 0.6% 1.3% -3.8% -4.9% -15.2% 116.1%
-2 57 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $710,000 0.0% -1.3% 14.9% 34.7% 74.4% 121.2%
58 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $634,000 -0.2% 0.8% 6.4% - - -
1 59 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $631,000 1.1% 2.8% 9.2% 2.4% 47.4% 144.6%
-1 60 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $629,000 0.6% 2.3% 4.5% - - -
61 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $609,000 0.2% 7.4% 55.4% 55.0% 86.2% 280.6%
62 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $607,000 1.2% 5.2% 3.6% 21.4% 27.5% 78.5%
1 63 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $590,000 2.3% 16.6% 72.5% 81.5% - -
-1 64 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $585,000 -0.2% 1.6% 20.6% - - -
65 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $583,000 1.2% 2.1% -12.3% - - -
66 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $545,000 -0.4% -0.7% -4.7% -2.5% 0.6% 10.8%
67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $536,000 0.4% 0.2% -2.0% -2.0% - -
68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $536,000 0.4% 0.2% -2.0% -2.0% - -
69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $536,000 0.4% 0.2% -2.0% -2.0% - -
2 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $524,000 1.7% 4.2% 9.9% 18.6% 238.1% 403.8%
-1 71 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $520,000 -0.4% -1.0% -6.0% -6.1% -11.1% -8.3%
-1 72 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $515,000 -0.4% -1.0% - - - -
73 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $507,000 0.0% -0.8% -2.1% -2.1% 25.2% 34.5%
74 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $505,000 0.2% 0.0% - - - -
1 75 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $505,000 1.4% 6.3% 9.3% 6.8% 21.1% 64.5%
-1 76 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars BD-2 $499,000 0.2% 0.4% -0.4% - - -
77 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 16 stars BD-3 $495,000 0.2% 0.6% 14.8% - - -
78 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $482,000 -0.2% -1.0% -2.4% -2.8% -3.0% -5.7%
79 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $469,000 0.6% 2.4% 5.2% 6.8% - -
80 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $464,000 0.0% 2.0% 4.7% -2.1% -0.2% -
81 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $463,000 -0.2% -2.1% -11.8% - - -
1 82 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $459,000 0.0% -0.6% -1.9% -2.1% -0.2% 7.0%
-1 83 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $457,000 -0.4% -2.6% -14.3% -53.3% -46.8% -44.1%
2 84 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $444,000 0.0% 0.0% -0.4% -23.1% -30.6% -
-1 85 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $442,000 -2.4% -11.2% -12.3% -10.5% - -
2 86 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $441,000 0.2% -0.7% -8.1% -10.5% 1.6% 96.0%
87 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $438,000 -0.9% -2.4% -13.1% -21.1% -7.4% 268.1%
-3 88 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $435,000 -3.1% -15.0% 41.2% 37.7% - -
1 89 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $434,000 -0.2% 0.9% 6.9% 4.3% -33.7% 0.9%
2 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $433,000 0.5% -0.7% -3.1% -2.9% 119.8% 324.5%
91 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $431,000 -0.5% -4.2% -14.3% -29.6% - -
2 92 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Large date $430,000 0.0% -0.7% -2.1% -2.1% 0.7% 8.6%
2 93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI. S-1 $428,000 0.7% 2.1% 1.9% -2.7% 179.7% 319.6%
2 94 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle BD-1 $426,000 0.9% 3.6% 2.4% 19.0% 28.3% 82.1%
-2 95 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $424,000 -1.4% -6.2% -24.3% -30.5% - -
-7 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $424,000 -2.5% -11.1% -15.2% -9.0% -8.6% 14.6%
97 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $422,000 0.0% -2.8% 0.5% -5.6% 29.8% 96.3%
98 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $421,000 0.2% 0.2% -9.7% -9.7% 14.4% 22.7%
99 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars $412,000 0.2% 0.2% -1.2% -3.1% 24.1% 57.3%
2 100 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Large eagle, 7 over 5 BD-7 $406,000 0.2% 0.2% 13.1% 17.0% 18.7% 47.6%