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Most expensive coins ever sold in the market

Last updated on: January 25, 2013 11:07 IST

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People collect all kinds of things from coins to comics to stamps some of them hoping that someday these items might fetch a good price in the market.

Let's take a look at some of the most expensive coins ever sold in the United States.

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1787 Brasher Doubloon

Estimated Value: Priceless

Rank: 1

This is one of the only gold colonial coins to be produced.

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1877 Fifty Dollar Pattern

Estimated Value: Priceless

Rank: 2

This is a unique experimental coin.

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1906 Barber Double Eagle

Estimated Value: Priceless

Rank: 3

This is a unique experimental coin made during the Colonial Era.

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Image: 1906 Barber Double Eagle was made during the Colonial Era.
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1804 Bust Dollar

Estimated Value: $7.5 million

Rank: 4

The 1804 Bust Dollar is considered one of the most famous US coins because of its rarity.

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Image: 1804 Bust Dollar's value is $7.5 million.
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1822 Half Eagle

Estimated Value: $5 million

Rank: 5

This five-dollar piece is one of the only three of its kind known to still exist.

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1907 Ultra-High-Relief Double Eagle

Estimated Value: $3 million

Rank: 6

This coin is considered to be the most beautiful ever struck.

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Image: 1907 Ultra-High-Relief Double Eagle's value is $3 million.
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1839 Ten-Dollar Proof

Estimated Value: $1 million

Rank: 7

There are less than five known samples of this ten-dollar proof.

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Image: 1839 Ten-Dollar Proof's value is $1 million.
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1652 New England Shilling

Estimated Value: $500,000

Rank: 8

This coin is one of the first colonial-issued coins.

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Image: 1652 New England Shilling's value is $500,000.
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1793 Chain Cent

Estimated Value: $500,000

Rank: 9

The Chain Cent was one of the first US coins to be mass-produced.

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Image: 1793 Chain Cent's value is $500,000.
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1794 Bust Dollar

Estimated Value: $500,000

Rank: 10

This Bust Dollar was created the first year silver dollars were produced by the US Mint.

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Image: 1794 Bust Dollar's value is $500,000.
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1838-O Half Dollar

Estimated Value: $500,000

Rank: 11

This coin is a rarity because it is one of the first US coins struck at a branch mint, which is an extension of the national mint. The 'O' signifies the coin was minted at the branch in New Orleans.

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Image: 1838-O Half Dollar's value is $500,000.
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1880 Four Dollar Gold

Estimated Value: $500,000

Rank: 12

This coin is unique because it was part of a group minted as a two-year experimental type.

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Image: 1880 Four Dollar Gold's value is $500,000.
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1933 Ten Dollar Gold Coin

Estimated Value: $300,000

Rank: 13

This coin was produced the last year the US. Mint struck gold coins for currency.

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Image: 1933 Ten Dollar Gold Coin's value is $300,000.
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1795 Five-Dollar Gold Coin

Estimated Value: $150,000

Rank: 14

This five-dollar gold coin was made the first year gold coins were produced in the United States.

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Image: 1795 Five-Dollar Gold Coin's value is $150,000.
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1838 Half Eagle

Estimated Value: $100,000

Rank: 15

This Half Eagle was created during the first year the coins were produced.


Image: 1838 Half Eagle's value is $100,000.
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