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 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,100,000 0.0% 1.0% 1.2% -1.0% - -
2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,900,000 0.8% 4.2% 2.7% -1.0% - -
2 3 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $9,430,000 29.7% 31.0% 19.5% 3.3% - -
-1 4 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $9,310,000 1.2% -6.9% -6.4% -7.8% - -
-1 5 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $8,970,000 5.4% 22.4% 17.7% 11.8% 2.3% -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $6,020,000 0.5% 6.7% 6.5% 7.9% - -
7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $5,080,000 5.0% 13.1% 5.0% -8.6% -29.0% -
1 8 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,150,000 1.0% -7.6% -7.0% -9.4% -13.5% -
-1 9 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $4,040,000 -4.9% -7.6% -8.2% -7.6% -8.0% -0.5%
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $3,930,000 1.0% -7.7% -13.2% -17.6% -17.6% -8.6%
11 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $3,920,000 2.9% 14.3% 176.1% 407.8% 345.5% 365.6%
12 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,320,000 0.9% -1.5% - - - -
13 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,230,000 -1.2% -3.0% -5.6% -10.0% 7.3% 320.0%
14 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,220,000 0.9% 5.6% 3.5% 3.9% 3.5% 7.3%
15 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $3,000,000 -0.3% 0.0% 3.8% -2.9% -25.2% -42.3%
16 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,920,000 1.0% 4.3% 7.4% 2.1% -33.9% -34.5%
17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,720,000 3.8% 11.0% 1.5% 0.4% -3.2% -
1 18 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,700,000 29.8% 29.8% - - - -
-1 19 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,220,000 0.5% 2.3% -19.9% -19.9% - -
20 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,850,000 1.1% -0.5% -3.6% -10.6% 0.0% 81.4%
21 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,850,000 1.1% 5.7% 4.5% -2.6% - -
1 22 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,730,000 -0.6% 0.0% -4.4% 8.8% 57.3% 111.8%
1 23 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,730,000 0.6% 6.1% 13.1% 29.1% - -
-2 24 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,730,000 -4.9% -8.0% -8.5% -8.0% -12.2% 69.6%
25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,700,000 0.6% 6.9% 15.6% - - -
26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,610,000 0.6% 3.2% 5.2% -1.8% -16.6% 192.2%
2 27 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,520,000 2.0% 5.6% 21.6% 13.4% 84.7% 202.8%
2 28 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,490,000 4.9% 12.9% 6.4% -6.3% -18.6% 91.3%
-2 29 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,480,000 -2.6% -4.5% -13.5% - - -
-2 30 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,470,000 -2.0% -3.3% 7.3% 13.1% 30.1% 56.9%
31 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,370,000 5.4% 13.2% 3.0% -11.6% -29.4% 75.0%
32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,340,000 4.7% 12.6% 4.7% -7.6% -26.0% 79.9%
33 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,330,000 4.7% 20.9% 11.8% 4.7% 396.3% 626.8%
34 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,230,000 0.8% -1.6% - - - -
35 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,210,000 5.2% 13.1% 4.3% -8.3% -17.1% 88.5%
2 36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,090,000 0.0% 5.8% -2.7% -13.5% - -
3 37 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $1,080,000 0.0% 6.9% 60.5% 48.1% 20.9% 149.4%
-2 38 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,070,000 -2.7% -5.3% 0.0% 43.6% 114.9% 244.1%
-2 39 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,060,000 -2.8% -2.8% 32.3% 107.4% - -
-1 40 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,060,000 -2.8% -13.1% -9.4% -7.0% 8.9% 63.6%
41 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $1,040,000 -1.9% -1.9% 41.5% 329.8% - -
42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,000,000 0.1% 7.5% 11.5% 19.6% 170.3% -
43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $999,000 0.4% 6.4% 5.6% 6.3% - -
44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $949,000 2.0% 8.6% 10.0% 13.1% - -
1 45 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $869,000 3.5% 11.1% 12.7% 11.6% - -
-1 46 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $847,000 0.5% 8.3% 12.2% 26.2% 15.1% 71.8%
47 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $830,000 0.4% 6.4% 5.6% 6.3% - -
48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $828,000 0.4% 6.3% 5.1% - - -
49 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $803,000 0.5% 0.6% 1.3% 2.7% 34.5% 105.4%
50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $789,000 -0.5% -2.5% -19.6% -20.7% - -
51 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $754,000 0.7% 4.7% 35.6% 74.9% 153.0% 266.0%
52 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $748,000 0.9% 4.3% 1.9% 44.7% 66.2% 78.9%
53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $741,000 0.0% 4.8% 1.4% 43.6% 71.5% 102.5%
54 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $713,000 0.0% -6.1% -4.4% -3.1% 9.9% 27.3%
1 55 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $689,000 0.6% 9.0% 13.1% 14.1% - -
-1 56 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $683,000 -2.3% -4.1% -3.5% -8.0% -22.0% 25.1%
57 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $665,000 -1.5% -9.0% 6.2% 8.1% 6.2% 8.7%
1 58 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $657,000 -2.1% -19.2% -19.4% -19.7% -28.0% -19.3%
2 59 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $650,000 2.4% 10.5% 9.2% -5.9% - -
60 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $650,000 -0.6% 1.9% 7.4% 10.9% 29.2% 168.6%
1 61 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $631,000 0.5% 8.2% 14.9% 30.6% - -
1 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $630,000 0.5% 6.8% 64.9% 94.4% - -
-5 63 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $584,000 -13.4% -7.3% -2.7% -3.9% - -
1 64 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $576,000 1.1% 5.7% 3.2% 1.2% 4.5% 13.2%
1 65 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $571,000 0.4% 6.5% 5.7% 6.3% - -
1 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $571,000 0.4% 6.5% 5.7% 6.3% - -
1 67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $571,000 0.4% 6.5% 5.7% 6.3% - -
-4 68 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $568,000 -5.6% -7.6% -0.7% 1.1% 18.1% 37.5%
69 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $563,000 3.7% 9.5% 7.0% - - -
70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $548,000 1.7% 3.2% 13.0% 16.6% 226.2% 288.7%
1 71 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $528,000 -0.6% 1.7% -0.9% -3.6% -9.4% -1.1%
-1 72 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $521,000 -3.2% -14.0% 7.6% 34.3% 57.9% 168.6%
10 73 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Turban Head 1808 BD-1 $517,000 13.4% 43.6% 52.5% 84.0% 61.6% 106.8%
32 74 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $498,000 29.7% 31.1% 30.4% 18.6% 22.7% -
-1 75 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $498,000 0.4% 6.2% 11.2% 13.4% - -
4 76 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $487,000 5.0% 12.7% 7.0% -8.1% 0.6% 127.6%
77 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $482,000 0.6% 4.3% -3.6% -8.5% - -
-3 78 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $479,000 -2.4% -5.0% - - - -
-6 79 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $473,000 -5.6% -7.6% 2.8% 1.9% 12.1% 23.8%
-2 80 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $471,000 0.6% 8.8% 13.2% 14.3% -20.8% 8.5%
4 81 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $466,000 2.9% 11.2% 7.4% -3.1% 26.3% 27.3%
82 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $466,000 1.3% 5.0% 5.0% -15.0% -32.4% 10.2%
-7 83 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $466,000 -5.1% -8.1% -9.5% -9.9% 1.1% 10.7%
-3 84 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $465,000 0.9% 2.2% -6.8% -12.9% -55.3% -44.8%
-1 85 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $457,000 0.9% -0.9% 4.6% 0.7% 1.3% -
86 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $456,000 1.1% 4.3% 2.7% 3.9% 54.1% 225.7%
87 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $452,000 0.4% 5.6% -4.8% -18.6% - -
1 88 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $448,000 1.1% 1.6% -3.2% -6.9% -11.6% 92.3%
-10 89 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $443,000 -4.9% -8.1% -9.8% -10.5% -14.8% -22.3%
4 90 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $440,000 3.5% 9.2% 5.5% 6.8% - -
1 91 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 Stars BD-3 $430,000 0.5% 8.3% 12.3% 14.1% 32.3% 15.3%
-1 92 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $426,000 -0.5% -2.1% -17.0% -15.8% - -
93 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $425,000 -0.5% 0.5% -3.2% -0.2% 18.1% 68.0%
-4 94 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI. S-1 $424,000 -1.9% -1.4% 1.9% -3.6% 161.7% 207.2%
-7 95 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $423,000 -4.9% -7.8% -9.0% -9.6% -14.4% -11.3%
1 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 $417,000 0.2% 5.6% 2.7% 1.5% 39.9% 233.6%
29 97 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $413,000 29.9% 31.5% 20.8% 4.6% 32.8% -
4 98 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $411,000 1.0% -1.7% -16.5% -29.0% - -
1 99 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $411,000 -0.2% -1.7% -17.0% -17.6% -17.0% 5.4%
-2 100 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $410,000 -0.7% -3.8% -5.3% 29.7% - -