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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 Position Issue MS/PF 63 Value Three Month Gain One Year Gain Three Year Gain
1 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 B-1 BB-1 $10,400,000 -2.8% 2.0% -
2 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class II $9,700,000 -1.4% -6.7% -85.5%
3 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Restrike, Class III $9,560,000 -1.9% -6.3% -81.9%
1 4 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 109 $9,470,000 5.6% -27.2% -
-1 5 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $9,330,000 -2.4% 13.8% 5.1%
6 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-2 Strawberry Leaf $5,850,000 -14.2% -40.0% -80.9%
7 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf $5,850,000 -12.4% -34.1% -80.9%
1 8 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge S-79 $5,470,000 32.4% -11.3% -74.7%
-1 9 Silver Dollars, Draped Bust 1804 Proof Original, Class I $4,320,000 -2.5% -8.9% -57.2%
10 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 102 $3,990,000 1.8% - -
11 Nickel Five-Cent Pieces, Liberty Head 1913 Proof $3,850,000 -0.5% 7.8% -22.1%
4 12 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Lettered edge $3,460,000 38.4% 6.8% -60.2%
-1 13 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Silver plug $3,210,000 0.0% 33.2% 95.7%
14 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 110 $3,060,000 10.9% -5.0% -36.6%
-2 15 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1861 Proof CSA Original $3,000,000 -1.6% -13.3% -
-1 16 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101 $2,750,000 9.1% -11.0% -33.1%
8 17 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Reeded edge $2,620,000 44.8% 28.4% -69.3%
9 18 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-15 $2,380,000 46.9% 36.0% -31.2%
19 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 108 $2,250,000 10.3% -7.4% -16.0%
-2 20 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver Plug B-3 BB-11 $2,120,000 2.9% - -
1 21 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Overton 101 $2,030,000 9.7% -6.9% -16.1%
-5 22 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1797 Gripped edge $2,030,000 -12.9% -38.5% -39.2%
-2 23 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-7 BB-18 $1,900,000 0.0% 36.7% -
-4 24 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Knobbed 6, stem not through claw $1,860,000 -7.9% -32.6% -33.3%
-2 25 Dimes, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $1,810,000 -2.2% -24.3% -42.7%
-2 26 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1804 Proof, plain 4 $1,680,000 -8.7% -32.0% -59.5%
9 27 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-37 $1,660,000 46.9% 38.3% -27.2%
9 28 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge S-80 $1,640,000 46.4% 37.8% -26.1%
10 29 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-2 $1,560,000 45.8% 38.1% -25.4%
-4 30 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 15 stars $1,530,000 -6.1% -19.0% 9.3%
-3 31 Double Eagles ($20.00 Gold Pieces), Saint-Gaudens 1933 $1,420,000 -0.7% -43.9% -83.9%
-1 32 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves Silver plug B-1 BB-21 $1,390,000 2.2% 45.7% -
12 33 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse S-48 $1,360,000 49.6% 47.8% -
-4 34 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1822 $1,350,000 -4.3% -38.6% -56.5%
-6 35 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars $1,340,000 -5.0% -26.0% -22.1%
10 36 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-10 $1,330,000 46.5% 41.2% -22.2%
16 37 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-66 $1,310,000 53.4% - -
-6 38 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1976 15 stars, Overton 101 $1,270,000 -4.5% -24.0% -17.0%
13 39 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Plain edge NC-3 $1,250,000 46.0% 42.9% -22.4%
-6 40 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 $1,220,000 6.1% 26.3% -20.8%
-3 41 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 107 $1,220,000 9.9% -3.9% -
-7 42 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1797 Overton 101a $1,200,000 6.2% 23.1% -
13 43 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1795 Jefferson Head Plain edge $1,190,000 47.1% 43.5% -21.7%
-1 44 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 103 $1,140,000 11.8% 0.0% -
-12 45 Large One-Cent Pieces, Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse 1793 Vine and bars edge S-7 $1,130,000 -11.7% -19.9% -33.5%
-6 46 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves Silver plug B-5 BB-27 $1,080,000 0.9% 42.7% -
23 47 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-33 $1,050,000 47.3% 46.0% -18.6%
48 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104a $1,000,000 11.9% 0.0% -
-5 49 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves $999,000 -0.1% 30.6% 131.2%
-1 50 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 $970,000 12.3% 1.1% -4.9%
-10 51 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-1 BB-21 $945,000 -10.8% 5.4% -
30 52 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-13 $909,000 47.3% 47.8% -18.1%
-6 53 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves $893,000 -0.2% 30.7% 160.3%
54 Three Dollar Gold Pieces 1870S $885,000 5.2% -26.9% -62.8%
-5 55 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1829 Proof, Large Size $866,000 0.6% 1.5% 7.7%
-5 56 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-9 BB-13 $864,000 0.3% 35.4% -
5 57 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 106 $850,000 11.5% -0.5% -3.6%
30 58 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-8 $832,000 51.8% 53.5% -14.6%
30 59 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1795 NC-3 $832,000 51.8% 53.5% -14.6%
30 60 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-6 $832,000 51.8% 53.5% -14.6%
5 61 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 101a $812,000 11.5% -0.1% -1.9%
6 62 Quarter Dollars, Liberty Seated 1873CC No arrows $797,000 10.4% 5.7% -35.7%
-3 63 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-3 BB-11 $793,000 1.1% 42.9% -
34 64 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-9 $779,000 51.9% 54.3% -13.1%
35 65 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-1 $776,000 51.9% 54.0% -13.6%
35 66 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-16 $774,000 52.4% 55.7% -12.1%
-25 67 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1799 9 over 8 NC-1 $774,000 -25.6% -45.1% -87.2%
5 68 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 105a $772,000 12.0% 1.0% 0.5%
-10 69 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole $770,000 -1.9% -16.3% -5.2%
-9 70 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Two leaves B-4 BB-14 $767,000 0.1% 38.2% -
-13 71 Half-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1796 No pole, Red-Brown $766,000 -2.7% -14.6% 16.2%
-9 72 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1825 5 over 4 $758,000 0.7% -35.8% -40.3%
34 73 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-12 $734,000 51.7% 53.6% -12.6%
-7 74 Silver Dollars, Liberty Seated 1870S $732,000 0.7% -51.2% -58.9%
33 75 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 NC-11 $730,000 51.8% 54.3% -12.8%
-7 76 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 127a $730,000 2.0% 7.2% 55.3%
-12 77 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Indian Head 1907 Proof Satin, rolled edge, periods at legend $723,000 -1.9% -9.6% -6.7%
13 78 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1823 Overton 113 $718,000 32.2% 19.5% -27.3%
-7 79 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-12 BB-26 $699,000 0.7% 41.5% -
1 80 Half Dollars, Flowing Hair 1794 Overton 104 $697,000 12.6% 1.6% -
-10 81 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 Small eagle $684,000 -2.4% -28.5% -22.3%
-3 82 Dimes, Barber or Liberty Head 1894S Proof $670,000 3.9% 13.2% -4.3%
-6 83 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Proof Reeded edge $662,000 2.2% -18.7% 2.8%
-6 84 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1806 Pointed 6, stem through claw, Overton 126 $661,000 2.3% 9.4% 68.6%
20 85 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1817 7 over 4 $659,000 32.3% 19.4% -42.2%
-12 86 Eagles ($10.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Bust 1798 8 over 7, 7 stars left, 6 right BD-2 $653,000 -5.2% -33.0% -
-23 87 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1803 Large date, small fraction $639,000 -15.0% -33.0% -87.7%
38 88 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1793 S-18a $633,000 53.3% - -
-9 89 Silver Dollars, Flowing Hair 1795 Three leaves B-6 BB-25 $622,000 0.3% 41.0% -
-15 90 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Starred reverse, Red-Brown $606,000 -9.4% -9.1% -22.7%
-34 91 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1800 S-NC-4 $590,000 -26.6% -26.5% -78.9%
43 92 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1794 Head of 1794 S-53 $579,000 52.0% 54.8% -13.2%
-38 93 Large One-Cent Pieces, Draped Bust 1801 NC-5 $569,000 -31.9% -36.3% -81.6%
-7 94 Small One-Cent Pieces, Lincoln, Wheat Reverse 1943 Bronze $553,000 -1.1% 3.9% -
-1 95 Half Dollars, Draped Bust 1796 16 stars Overton 102 $551,000 3.6% 16.2% -
50 96 Large One-Cent Pieces, Liberty Cap 1793 S-14 $550,000 53.2% 61.8% -
30 97 Half Dollars, Liberty Cap 1838O Reeded edge $545,000 32.0% 18.0% -24.8%
-6 98 Silver Dollars, Trade Dollars 1885 Proof $543,000 0.2% -6.1% -32.7%
3 99 Half Eagles ($5.00 Gold Pieces), Capped Head to Left 1832 Curved base 2, 12 stars $539,000 6.1% -16.3% -20.9%
-7 100 Half Dollars, Liberty Seated 1853O No arrows $531,000 -1.7% -6.8% -33.9%