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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% 0.2% -1.0% -34.2% - -
2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,000,000 0.5% 0.4% -1.0% -30.1% - -
3 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,490,000 0.1% -0.9% -4.4% -16.0% - -
4 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $7,490,000 -0.3% -1.2% -6.0% -14.3% -1.7% -
5 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $7,360,000 -1.3% -5.2% -19.1% - - -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $5,600,000 0.0% -0.2% -0.4% 17.6% - -
7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $4,600,000 -0.6% -3.6% -15.9% -32.1% -24.1% -
8 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,490,000 0.2% 0.7% -2.0% -4.5% -6.7% -
9 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $4,370,000 0.0% -0.5% -0.5% -0.7% 8.4% 32.0%
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,320,000 -0.7% -3.8% -9.4% -11.1% -9.8% 3.8%
11 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,430,000 -0.3% -1.7% - - - -
12 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,360,000 -0.3% -1.5% -5.6% -4.5% 19.6% 391.9%
13 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,000,000 0.0% -2.6% -3.8% -3.8% -1.3% 3.8%
14 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $2,950,000 0.7% 2.4% -3.3% -16.7% -31.4% -23.2%
1 15 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $2,910,000 10.6% 74.3% 280.9% 246.0% 233.0% 278.4%
-1 16 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,740,000 0.4% 1.1% -3.9% -12.7% -45.3% -26.9%
1 17 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,500,000 -1.2% -6.0% -7.4% -7.4% -11.3% -
-1 18 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,410,000 -4.7% -11.4% -13.6% -12.0% - -
19 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,130,000 -1.4% - - - - -
20 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,880,000 0.0% -1.1% -8.7% -14.2% 11.2% 273.8%
21 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,880,000 0.0% -0.5% -0.5% -2.1% 15.3% 122.5%
1 22 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,750,000 0.0% -0.6% -6.9% - - -
-1 23 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,750,000 -0.6% -2.8% 5.4% 56.2% 65.1% 119.8%
24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,610,000 0.6% 3.9% 19.3% 20.1% - -
25 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,570,000 0.6% 5.4% - - - -
1 26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,550,000 0.6% 2.0% -4.3% -15.8% 2.6% 559.6%
-1 27 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,540,000 0.0% -6.7% -21.8% - - -
28 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,500,000 1.4% 7.1% 14.5% 20.0% 33.9% 88.0%
29 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,400,000 1.4% 8.5% 5.3% 17.6% 79.5% 295.5%
30 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,350,000 -0.7% -2.9% -13.5% -24.6% -15.6% 239.2%
31 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,270,000 -0.8% - - - - -
32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,250,000 -0.8% -4.6% -18.3% -29.8% -24.2% 199.8%
33 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,230,000 -0.8% -3.1% -13.4% -22.6% -25.9% 143.1%
34 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,220,000 0.8% 3.4% 7.0% 7.0% 26.7% 147.0%
35 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,140,000 -0.9% -3.4% -9.5% -11.6% 340.2% 516.2%
36 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,130,000 0.0% 3.7% 42.0% 76.3% 185.4% 413.6%
37 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,100,000 -0.9% -3.5% -15.4% -24.7% -23.6% 73.2%
38 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,040,000 -1.0% -4.6% -17.5% -20.0% - -
1 39 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,010,000 4.7% 20.0% 91.7% - - -
-1 40 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $1,000,000 3.2% 25.6% 255.9% - - -
41 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $935,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.3% -3.7% - -
42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $927,000 0.2% 2.3% 9.4% 23.3% 171.1% -
2 43 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $883,000 7.4% 26.9% 23.7% 1.5% 4.1% 458.9%
-1 44 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $874,000 -3.3% -9.9% -12.0% -11.4% - -
-1 45 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $861,000 0.0% -0.1% 2.1% 3.1% - -
46 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $809,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.2% -8.1% -10.3% 16.2%
47 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $799,000 -0.4% 0.3% 2.7% 7.4% 42.2% 390.2%
48 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $786,000 0.0% 2.9% 9.8% 14.7% 17.7% 81.5%
49 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $780,000 0.3% 0.9% 0.5% -4.6% - -
50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $777,000 0.0% -0.6% - - - -
51 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $777,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.1% -2.0% - -
52 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $765,000 0.1% 2.0% 4.8% 3.8% -1.0% 96.7%
3 53 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $715,000 2.6% 19.2% 68.2% 88.2% 154.4% 450.0%
54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $712,000 -0.1% -1.9% 29.0% 33.1% 65.2% 106.4%
-2 55 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $712,000 -0.4% -1.9% 29.7% 32.6% 69.9% 136.5%
-1 56 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $705,000 0.3% 0.3% -5.1% -7.2% -14.1% 150.0%
57 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $698,000 2.2% 9.4% 12.9% 10.6% 9.7% 31.5%
58 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $634,000 0.0% 2.9% 6.4% - - -
59 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $623,000 0.6% 2.8% 3.0% - - -
60 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $618,000 0.2% 0.3% 6.0% 0.3% 61.4% 135.0%
1 61 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $599,000 2.4% 16.3% 54.4% 55.2% 83.2% 310.3%
-1 62 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $595,000 1.4% 4.0% 3.8% 22.2% 24.2% 81.4%
63 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $584,000 0.3% 4.3% 22.4% - - -
64 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $571,000 0.5% -1.9% -16.0% - - -
1 65 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $560,000 4.5% 31.5% 71.3% 71.8% - -
-1 66 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $548,000 -0.2% -1.3% -4.0% -2.7% 0.4% 13.7%
67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $534,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.3% -3.8% - -
68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $534,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.3% -3.8% - -
69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $534,000 0.0% -0.4% -1.3% -3.8% - -
70 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $522,000 -0.2% -1.3% -5.4% -7.9% -10.5% -10.2%
71 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $518,000 -0.2% -1.1% - - - -
1 72 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $512,000 0.8% 4.5% 8.5% 17.4% 234.6% 716.6%
-1 73 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $508,000 -0.2% -1.2% -2.1% -3.8% 25.4% 46.0%
74 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $504,000 0.0% -1.0% - - - -
75 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars BD-2 $497,000 0.0% -0.2% -1.0% - - -
76 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 16 stars BD-3 $493,000 0.0% 1.0% 22.0% - - -
2 77 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $493,000 1.6% 6.2% 6.5% 4.4% 17.7% 75.4%
2 78 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $484,000 -0.2% -1.2% -2.4% -4.3% -5.1% 2.3%
-2 79 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $470,000 -4.5% -0.8% 49.2% 48.7% - -
-2 80 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $470,000 -3.1% -8.2% -7.1% -2.3% - -
81 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $466,000 -0.6% -4.3% -11.7% - - -
3 82 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $464,000 0.7% 3.1% 5.0% 5.7% - -
3 83 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $462,000 0.7% 4.3% 2.4% -4.5% -5.5% -
-2 84 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $462,000 -0.6% -4.7% -13.5% -55.1% -42.7% -43.5%
-1 85 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $460,000 -0.2% -0.9% -1.9% -3.8% 0.0% 15.9%
-3 86 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $451,000 -3.0% -8.3% -10.0% -4.0% -1.5% 32.3%
87 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $445,000 -0.4% -2.0% -14.9% -20.0% -3.5% 400.6%
88 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $444,000 0.0% 0.0% -18.5% -25.5% -29.9% -
89 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $438,000 -1.1% -6.2% -18.7% -29.0% - -
1 90 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $438,000 0.5% -4.4% -9.5% -10.6% 12.9% 98.2%
-1 91 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $436,000 -1.6% -8.8% -24.0% -29.6% - -
92 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $434,000 0.0% 3.1% 6.9% 7.7% -29.0% 3.3%
93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $432,000 -0.2% -1.8% -2.5% -4.0% 140.0% 350.5%
94 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Large date $431,000 -0.2% -0.9% -2.0% -3.6% 0.9% 17.8%
95 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $424,000 -1.4% -4.5% 0.0% -4.9% 34.6% 469.1%
96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI. S-1 $423,000 0.7% 1.7% -2.5% -4.1% 183.9% 375.8%
1 97 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle BD-1 $420,000 1.0% 1.7% 4.5% 17.6% 25.7% 90.0%
-1 98 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $420,000 0.0% -1.6% -11.8% -2.3% 13.5% 22.8%
1 99 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 15 stars $410,000 0.0% -0.7% -1.9% -2.6% 23.9% 60.2%
-1 100 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1884 Proof $409,000 -1.4% -3.5% -3.3% 83.4% 109.7% 127.2%