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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 $10,300,000 2.0% 2.0% -4.6% -84.6% - -
2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $10,200,000 2.4% 2.0% 0.0% -7.3% - -
3 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $7,130,000 -7.6% -5.9% -9.1% 1.3% 29.9% 112.2%
4 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $5,810,000 -12.1% -21.7% -41.4% -81.0% - -
5 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $5,760,000 -12.1% -22.0% -41.9% -81.2% - -
6 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $4,350,000 -0.7% -2.0% -11.8% -17.5% -7.4% 35.9%
7 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $4,270,000 -0.9% - - - - -
8 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $3,870,000 -8.1% -28.5% -65.8% - - -
9 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $3,400,000 -2.0% -4.2% -1.4% 1.5% - -
3 10 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $3,360,000 6.0% 1.8% -20.6% -34.8% - -
-1 11 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $3,250,000 -2.1% -10.5% -30.4% -30.0% 3.2% 168.6%
2 12 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $2,910,000 0.7% -7.9% -24.6% -32.0% -62.2% -51.4%
-2 13 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,890,000 -10.2% -11.9% -8.8% -25.3% -74.6% -49.1%
-2 14 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $2,880,000 -10.0% -21.1% -37.7% -48.1% -16.5% 185.1%
7 15 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $2,760,000 41.5% 3354.3% 2455.6% 1871.4% 716.6% 330.6%
-1 16 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $2,570,000 4.5% - - - - -
17 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $2,390,000 3.0% -1.6% - - - -
-2 18 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $2,360,000 -2.1% -19.7% -38.1% -44.9% 71.0% 228.7%
19 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $2,210,000 0.5% -7.9% -29.6% - - -
1 20 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $2,120,000 5.5% -2.3% -34.6% -25.1% -9.8% 24.7%
-1 21 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $2,060,000 -3.7% 0.5% -15.2% -39.9% -63.4% -15.6%
-4 22 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,030,000 -9.0% -17.1% -53.5% -76.7% - -
1 23 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,690,000 -1.2% -29.6% - - - -
2 24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,690,000 10.5% 7.0% -20.3% -51.2% - -
25 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $1,650,000 -1.2% -8.3% -17.5% 15.4% 131.1% -
6 26 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $1,610,000 36.4% 46.4% -1.8% 65.0% -11.0% -
-4 27 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $1,590,000 -7.6% -15.0% -42.0% -73.1% - -
28 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,480,000 8.8% 10.4% -23.3% -57.6% -55.7% -7.5%
-2 29 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $1,430,000 -0.7% -2.1% -2.7% -7.1% -5.9% 61.9%
-1 30 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $1,380,000 1.5% 527.3% 355.4% 557.1% 348.1% 626.3%
5 31 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,250,000 15.7% 75.6% 60.5% 5.9% 39.8% 309.8%
-1 32 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,210,000 -2.4% -3.2% -32.4% -39.2% 38.9% 120.4%
-3 33 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Reeded edge $1,190,000 -4.0% -9.2% -17.9% -16.8% 48.2% 281.4%
3 34 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $1,110,000 2.8% 0.9% -52.4% -81.7% - -
-1 35 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $1,100,000 -1.8% -12.7% -17.9% -24.7% -8.3% -
-1 36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $1,060,000 -4.5% -10.9% -24.8% -49.3% - -
1 37 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,040,000 -2.8% -11.9% -31.6% -54.4% - -
-5 38 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,020,000 -11.3% -23.3% -26.1% -35.4% -29.2% 76.8%
39 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $936,000 -5.5% -10.0% -29.6% -34.5% 38.3% 492.4%
1 40 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $914,000 -3.2% -8.0% -21.2% -46.5% - -
-1 41 Half-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1802 2 over 0, reverse of 1800 C-1 $898,000 -6.7% -19.8% -44.2% -35.9% 2.9% 49.2%
3 42 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $892,000 4.7% -3.9% -33.4% -39.7% 59.9% 328.8%
43 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $872,000 1.0% -1.1% 8.9% 9.4% - -
2 44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $820,000 -0.5% -1.2% 11.9% 5.3% - -
9 45 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $801,000 13.5% 39.3% 32.2% -4.6% - -
-4 46 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $798,000 -9.1% -27.5% -46.8% -53.1% - -
47 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $794,000 -1.7% -5.7% -18.0% -28.5% -17.7% -7.6%
1 48 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $793,000 0.5% -0.8% -9.7% - - -
-5 49 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $779,000 -9.4% -35.1% - - - -
50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $761,000 -0.4% -5.1% -14.6% -41.0% - -
-3 51 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge S-NC-3 $746,000 -7.0% -20.7% -31.6% -53.7% - -
1 52 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $741,000 1.5% -0.3% - - - -
-1 53 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $739,000 1.0% -6.9% -13.1% -9.2% - -
1 54 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $733,000 5.2% 15.1% -42.3% -76.3% - -
9 55 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $691,000 15.0% 25.0% 29.9% -17.9% -30.9% -
10 56 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $688,000 16.2% 29.1% 115.0% 79.6% 34.4% 69.0%
17 57 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $686,000 22.9% 30.2% 32.7% -7.7% 4.9% -
-2 58 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $664,000 2.2% 2.6% -9.5% -23.2% -3.2% -
-8 59 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $644,000 -12.3% -26.3% -29.2% -38.7% -28.0% 122.1%
13 60 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $633,000 12.4% 22.9% 6.2% -31.4% 68.4% 174.0%
11 61 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $628,000 11.3% 9.6% -7.0% - - -
-5 62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1800 S-NC-4 $623,000 0.8% 6.1% -34.5% -75.0% - -
6 63 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1796 Reverse of 1794 S-NC-5 $618,000 6.9% 6.7% -28.6% -65.7% - -
18 64 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $607,000 15.0% 80.7% 49.1% 70.0% 54.8% 250.9%
-7 65 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $603,000 -2.3% -7.4% -13.9% -38.1% - -
-7 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $603,000 -2.3% -7.4% -13.9% -38.1% - -
-7 67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $603,000 -2.3% -7.4% -13.9% -38.1% - -
-6 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-188 $586,000 -3.3% -12.5% - - - -
-4 69 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $584,000 -1.7% -0.3% 7.2% 5.8% 0.7% -
-7 70 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $577,000 -4.3% -7.8% -9.7% -16.9% -23.4% 0.0%
-4 71 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $574,000 -1.4% -2.0% 5.1% 3.4% 50.3% 277.6%
-4 72 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $567,000 -2.2% -7.4% -12.0% -35.6% - -
-3 73 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-1 $563,000 -2.3% -7.6% -13.1% -37.3% - -
4 74 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $563,000 3.7% 45.9% -10.9% 22.9% 44.7% 2391.2%
-4 75 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-9 $562,000 -2.1% -7.4% -13.3% -37.3% - -
76 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $559,000 1.5% -14.1% -20.9% -28.3% -9.7% -
77 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $550,000 0.2% -4.8% -3.5% -12.0% -31.7% 99.3%
-3 78 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $541,000 -2.0% -3.4% 25.2% 3.4% -4.9% 52.8%
-18 79 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $529,000 -12.9% -27.4% -30.6% -39.7% -24.2% 119.5%
-1 80 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-11 $528,000 -2.0% -7.4% -12.6% -36.9% - -
5 81 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1839 Proof 9 over 8 type of 1938 $527,000 2.7% 20.6% 22.3% 33.4% - -
5 82 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1839 Proof 9 over 8 type of 1938, Deep Cameo $527,000 2.7% 21.4% 24.9% 33.1% 63.2% -
11 83 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $519,000 12.1% 15.6% -12.2% 106.8% 452.7% 957.0%
12 84 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8, Red-Brown $515,000 13.9% 22.3% 27.8% -19.4% -15.7% -
6 85 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $507,000 3.9% -0.2% 3.3% - - -
21 86 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $503,000 20.9% 29.6% 67.1% - - -
2 87 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $496,000 -2.7% -20.9% -32.2% -49.7% - -
-7 88 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $493,000 -7.3% -4.5% -41.3% -72.6% - -
1 89 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1797 Small eagle, 16 stars BD-3 $492,000 -0.2% 4.0% -8.2% - - -
-2 90 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $486,000 -4.7% -23.8% -44.4% - - -
-7 91 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $484,000 -6.6% -12.6% -33.8% -56.4% - -
92 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $484,000 -0.4% - - - - -
13 93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 Red-Brown $472,000 12.1% 18.9% 23.2% -18.1% -3.9% -
-14 94 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $468,000 -12.5% -26.5% -29.8% -39.1% -33.6% 57.6%
-12 95 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Large date $457,000 -12.5% -26.6% -29.4% -38.5% -28.3% 92.0%
13 96 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $455,000 10.2% 8.9% -4.0% 10.7% -0.2% 1502.1%
-4 97 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-217 $454,000 -5.8% -9.7% -36.3% -66.6% - -
-3 98 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $451,000 -1.3% -21.4% -41.4% - - -
-14 99 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 126 $446,000 -13.4% -30.0% -38.1% -36.4% 56.5% -
-3 100 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $445,000 -0.9% 23.3% 29.7% - - -