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
2 1 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $10,400,000 10.3% 43.6% 34.0% 14.3% - -
-1 2 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $10,200,000 1.0% 1.0% 2.4% 1.0% - -
-1 3 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $9,810,000 -0.9% 2.6% 2.4% -1.2% - -
4 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $9,510,000 2.1% -4.9% -4.7% -5.8% - -
5 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $9,080,000 1.2% 20.9% 19.8% 13.9% 2.9% -
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $6,070,000 0.8% 7.4% 8.2% 8.0% - -
7 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861 Paquet reverse $5,130,000 1.0% 15.0% 7.5% -6.2% -28.6% -
8 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $4,230,000 1.9% -5.8% -5.2% -7.6% -12.2% -
2 9 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $4,020,000 2.6% 11.0% 140.7% 426.2% 357.9% 370.7%
10 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,010,000 2.0% -5.6% -10.7% -15.9% -16.5% -8.0%
7 11 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 132 $3,980,000 47.4% 91.3% - - - -
-3 12 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $3,980,000 -1.5% -10.2% -9.3% -9.3% -10.6% -4.1%
-1 13 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 Overton 102 $3,390,000 2.1% 1.5% -2.9% - - -
14 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $3,240,000 0.6% 4.9% 5.2% 3.8% 4.2% 7.3%
-2 15 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $3,240,000 0.3% -3.9% -5.0% -9.0% 6.9% 312.7%
-1 16 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $3,040,000 1.3% 0.7% 5.6% -0.3% -23.6% -42.1%
-1 17 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $2,970,000 1.7% 4.2% 9.6% 4.2% -32.0% -34.3%
-1 18 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $2,840,000 4.4% 13.6% 6.8% 5.2% 1.4% -
19 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $2,240,000 0.9% 5.2% -17.6% -19.7% - -
20 Half Dollars, Confederate States of America 1861 Proof CSA Original $1,930,000 4.3% 8.4% 9.7% 2.7% - -
21 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $1,890,000 2.2% 2.2% -0.5% -8.3% -0.5% 61.5%
2 22 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $1,740,000 0.6% 6.7% 12.3% 28.9% - -
23 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $1,720,000 -0.6% -1.7% -4.4% 3.6% 55.0% 108.2%
1 24 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-17b $1,720,000 1.2% 8.2% 15.4% - - -
-3 25 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $1,700,000 -1.7% -10.5% -10.1% -10.1% -14.6% 63.5%
26 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854S $1,640,000 1.9% 5.1% 7.9% 1.2% -15.0% 180.8%
27 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $1,570,000 3.3% 8.3% 21.7% 18.0% 86.9% 192.9%
28 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O $1,510,000 1.3% 15.3% 8.6% -3.2% -17.9% 80.8%
29 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $1,410,000 -4.7% -9.6% -14.5% -28.4% - -
30 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw Overton 108 $1,410,000 -4.1% -8.4% 0.7% 7.6% 23.7% 48.3%
31 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1854O $1,380,000 0.7% 15.0% 5.3% -9.8% -28.9% 67.1%
32 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1870CC $1,350,000 0.7% 14.4% 6.3% -4.9% -25.0% 69.6%
33 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1927D $1,340,000 0.8% 19.6% 13.6% 6.3% 400.0% 612.8%
34 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1827 Square base 2 Overton 149 $1,260,000 2.4% 1.6% - - - -
35 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1856O Specimen $1,220,000 0.8% 15.1% 7.0% -6.2% -16.4% 89.7%
36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,100,000 0.9% 6.8% 0.9% -12.7% - -
37 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 3 over 2 B-1 $1,070,000 -0.9% 2.9% 53.7% 49.9% 20.1% 125.7%
1 38 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $1,070,000 0.9% -12.3% -9.3% -6.1% 9.4% 57.8%
-1 39 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,020,000 -4.7% -10.5% -6.4% 28.1% 97.7% 228.0%
40 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,010,000 -4.7% -9.0% 20.0% 91.7% - -
2 41 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-10 $1,010,000 1.1% 7.4% 7.6% 6.7% - -
42 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,010,000 1.0% 7.8% 11.5% 19.2% 155.1% -
-2 43 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $993,000 -4.5% -8.1% 24.7% 253.4% - -
44 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $962,000 1.4% 7.5% 11.6% 14.1% - -
45 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1855S Proof, Cameo $865,000 -0.5% 9.4% 11.9% 11.5% - -
46 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1804 13-star reverse BD-1 $851,000 0.5% 5.2% 11.4% 18.9% 14.8% 70.5%
47 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-2 $836,000 0.7% 7.0% 7.2% 6.4% - -
48 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $834,000 0.7% 6.9% 6.6% - - -
49 Half Dimes, Draped Bust 1802 LM-1 $813,000 1.2% 0.0% 2.0% 4.5% 35.0% 92.7%
50 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 S-NC-1 $809,000 2.5% 1.3% -16.6% -18.5% - -
51 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $773,000 2.5% 7.4% 28.8% 81.9% 158.5% 245.1%
52 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $763,000 2.0% 8.1% 5.1% 38.2% 64.4% 79.1%
53 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $744,000 0.4% 5.5% 2.5% 35.5% 63.9% 93.2%
21 54 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $734,000 47.4% 92.1% 91.1% 75.2% 80.8% -
-1 55 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1, Red-Brown $715,000 0.3% -6.0% -4.7% -2.1% 10.2% 20.2%
-1 56 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-1 $692,000 0.4% 5.8% 12.3% 16.1% - -
57 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $667,000 0.3% -9.7% 4.5% 7.9% 6.7% 7.9%
1 58 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $666,000 2.5% 9.9% 14.4% -2.1% - -
-3 59 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $653,000 -4.4% -9.2% -7.1% -12.1% -26.5% 12.2%
60 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $650,000 0.0% -0.3% 5.5% 11.5% 27.5% 172.0%
-3 61 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $642,000 -2.3% -20.9% -20.9% -21.6% -29.9% -23.0%
62 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $635,000 0.8% 7.4% 49.1% 94.2% - -
-2 63 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars BD-2 $634,000 0.5% 5.1% 13.2% 32.9% - -
33 64 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $609,000 47.5% 92.7% 80.7% 55.0% 95.8% -
38 65 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $594,000 47.4% 91.6% 71.7% 53.5% 95.4% -
-2 66 Half Dimes, Liberty Seated 1870S $585,000 1.6% 4.3% 5.4% 2.5% 5.8% 14.3%
2 67 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1798 Large eagle, knob 9, 4 lines $579,000 2.8% 13.3% 10.5% - - -
-3 68 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-8 $575,000 0.7% 7.1% 7.3% 6.3% - -
-3 69 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 S-NC-3 $575,000 0.7% 7.1% 7.3% 6.3% - -
-3 70 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-NC-6 $575,000 0.7% 7.1% 7.3% 6.3% - -
-1 71 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse 1793 AMERI., Red-Brown $566,000 3.3% 7.8% 15.5% 19.9% 234.9% 282.4%
-4 72 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $556,000 -2.1% -11.6% -2.8% -3.0% 15.1% 30.5%
73 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Turban Head 1808 BD-1 $551,000 6.6% 48.5% 61.1% 90.7% 91.3% 114.4%
-11 74 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943S Bronze $548,000 -6.2% -15.3% -9.6% -9.4% - -
-4 75 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $527,000 -0.2% -0.2% -0.4% -4.5% -9.3% -0.2%
-4 76 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole C-1 $525,000 0.8% -13.1% 1.9% 35.3% 58.1% 158.6%
-3 77 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $502,000 0.8% 7.0% 11.6% 13.6% - -
-2 78 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1861S Paquet reverse $492,000 1.0% 14.7% 8.4% -5.9% 2.3% 107.6%
3 79 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $487,000 4.5% 8.2% 9.7% -10.6% -29.2% 14.1%
-3 80 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath Prooflike $486,000 0.8% 2.7% -0.2% -8.0% - -
2 81 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1875 $477,000 2.4% 10.4% 11.7% 0.2% 29.6% 29.3%
-2 82 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 No stars $474,000 0.6% 5.8% 12.6% 16.7% -6.7% 9.7%
1 83 Gold Dollars, Liberty Head 1849C Open wreath $470,000 1.1% 2.4% -3.1% -12.0% -55.7% -44.4%
1 84 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1839 Reeded edge, small letters GR-1 $467,000 2.2% 2.0% 5.4% 3.5% 3.3% -
1 85 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 Red-Brown $466,000 2.2% 8.1% 5.9% 5.2% 50.3% 210.7%
-7 86 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1795 9 leaves below eagle BD-3 $463,000 -2.1% -11.6% -0.2% 0.0% 8.9% 19.0%
3 87 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Coronet 1844 Proof, Cameo $458,000 4.1% 12.0% 10.4% 10.9% - -
-7 88 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Small date $458,000 -1.7% -10.7% -10.9% -11.8% -2.8% 6.8%
-11 89 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1807 Overton 115 $457,000 -4.6% -10.0% -10.2% - - -
-3 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $455,000 0.7% 6.8% -2.6% -15.6% - -
-3 91 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1880 Proof Coiled hair $448,000 0.0% 2.1% -2.2% -7.4% -11.5% 86.7%
92 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 S-NC-5 $437,000 2.6% 1.6% -14.6% -13.6% - -
-4 93 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1815 $436,000 -1.6% -10.7% -11.0% -12.1% -17.1% -25.0%
-3 94 Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces), Liberty Cap 1796 Stars BD-3 $432,000 0.5% 5.1% 11.3% 15.5% 31.3% 14.3%
-2 95 Stellas ($4.00 Gold Pieces) 1879 Proof Coiled hair, Cameo $425,000 0.0% -0.9% -4.3% 0.2% 15.2% 62.8%
3 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction S-264 $422,000 2.7% 1.9% -14.2% -15.8% -16.1% 8.5%
1 97 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $419,000 1.9% 1.5% -12.3% -27.0% - -
2 98 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1797 Reverse of 1795, plain edge S-121a $419,000 2.2% 0.0% -11.6% 33.0% - -
-3 99 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 $419,000 0.5% 6.1% 4.2% 1.5% 33.0% 215.0%
-5 100 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $416,000 -1.7% -10.5% -10.3% -11.3% -16.6% -14.4%