Find out what the most expensive coins look like

Find out what the most expensive coins look like

20 June 2019, 13:32
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Do you think that the most expensive coin should be made of gold and weigh 100 kilograms? Not at all. Although such a coin is still on this list, it takes only 5th place among the most expensive coins.
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So, the first place is occupied by this beauty with flowing hair. Probably, she is known to every numismatist. The silver coin of 1794 was sold for 7.85 million dollars, although its face value is only a dollar. Now it is the property of the non-profit educational organization CCEF, which is studying the first American coins.
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In second place is not a diamond or platinum coin. It is golden. Several such copies were stolen from the US treasury, later appearing in the collection of the Egyptian king. It is this story that raised the value of the coin to $ 7.59 million. It is called the Double-headed Eagle of Saint-Gaudens. Chasing 1933.
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Third place is a double leopard, or a double florentin of 1343. Such 6 shilling coins were issued in honor of the birthday of Edward III. But the merchants didn’t like them: they didn’t fit into the metric system. 7-gram gold was sold for 6.8 million dollars.
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The fourth place is occupied by the silver dollar of 1804, which was sold for 4.1 million dollars. And the matter here is not even in the coin itself, but in its history. This coin was minted for the most famous coin collector in the world - the King of Siam.
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In the beginning we talked about a huge gold coin. Here it is - a collectible coin with Elizabeth II - 100 kilograms with the profile of the Queen of England. The coin was sold for $ 4 million, although its face value is $ 1 million. It is considered the purest gold coin in the history of numismatics and minted its Royal Canadian Mint.
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In sixth place is a nickel coin for 5 cents. In perfect condition, this coin costs $ 20 million, but so far only damaged copies for $ 1 million have been auctioned. The Nickel Freedom Head (as the Statue of Liberty) was minted in 1913 without the knowledge of the Mint, hence the rabid interest of collectors.

Be careful, because even huge pieces of gold can lose in value even to small silver coins.
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