Today’s Most Valued Coins
by Vincenzo Desroches
Experienced and novice coin collectors often ask
themselves the same question: “What are some of
the most valued coins today”
coin collectors favor U.S. coins and coins that
are minted in precious metals such as gold,
silver, and platinum. Coins are limited in
numbers in general circulation and those that
are considered “proofs” are also highly valued.
are interested in the value of coins in a
different currency it is important to determine
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is a vast amount of many highly valued coins and
there are many different resources and websites,
that provide many different coin values.
world’s most valuable coin
most valuable coin in the world is the
Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle. Augustus
Saint-Gaudens designed the Golden Double Eagle
coin in 1905 as requested by President Theodore
Roosevelt. The coins were issued from 1907 to
1932 and the 1933 edition was never officially
issued, even though 445,500 coins were minted
and dated 1933. None of the coins were
circulated due to currency law changes that took
place during the Great Depression. The 1933
coins were supposed to be destroyed because it
was illegal for citizens to own gold coins.
Most of the Double Eagles were melted down, but
many escaped the meltdown. The Gold Double
Eagle was sold for $7.5 million in 2002, which
is the world’s highest price ever paid for a
Common Valuable Coins in Circulation
the pennies that were circulating in 1943 were
made of zinc-coated steel due to the need of
nickel and copper for the war. There are
approximately 40 existing 1943 copper cents and
they were most likely created by accident with
remaining copper blanks. The estimated value is
more than $200,000. The best way to determine
if a 1943 penny is copper is to test it with a
magnet and if it does not stick, it may be
Double Die Penny
died coins are caused by a misalignment during
the production process. Approximately 24,000
1955 double die coins were placed into general
circulation. The estimated value ranges from
$200 to more than $1,000. The way to determine
if a coin is double died is looking for doubling
of numbers and letters.
1964, the official production of dimes made of
silver ended and starting in 1965 dimes were
made out of nickel and copper. A 1965 dime made
out of silver is a mistake and there are only a
few that have been found. The estimated value
is more than $9,000. The way to spot it is a
silver coin has a silver edge, whereas common
nickel or copper coins have brown edges.
“No P” Dime
the year 1980, dimes minted in Philadelphia did
not have a mintmark, but beginning that year, a
small letter “P” was placed above the date on
Philadelphia dimes. An error occurred in 1982
and the “P” mintmark was absent from a small
amount of dimes. The estimated value is over
$100 and some have sold for more than $1,000.
P Double Struck
New York Quarter
error in production resulted in the coin being
in the striking chamber for longer than usual.
There is off center image doubling on the
portrait of George Washington and the Statue of
Liberty. The estimated value is $400 to $3000.
are many other
that are highly valued such as the 1885
Silver Dollar valued at $3.5 million and the
Liberty Nickel valued at $5.9 million.
are even some extravagant coins from other
countries such as the 100-kilogram
Canadian Wheel-Sized Pure Gold Coin.
1907 EX-HR 1907 EXTREMELY HIGH RELIEF $20 PCGS
1900 Indian Head Cent Struck on Gold $2½
Planchet PCGS MS 65
1776 CONTINENTAL $1 PCGS MS 64
1918/7-D BUFFALO 5C PCGS MS 65+
1793 WREATH 1c MS64 PCGS BN Old Holder VINE/BARS
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