What are the Rarest Coins in the World?

If you’re hoping to strike it rich someday, put down the lottery tickets and start rummaging through your purse or piggy bank. That’s because some loose change can be worth millions of dollars. Many people don’t know just how valuable rare coins can be, which is why they are oftentimes found in trash dumps, vending machines, parking meters, and anywhere else spare change is discarded. So, how much could your rare coins be worth? Let’s just say if you have any of the following ultra rare coins, you’re set for life. 

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1849 Double Eagle
Considered by many to be the rarest and most valuable coin ever minted in the United States, the 1849 Double Eagle was released during the start of the California gold rush by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA. The value of the coin is estimated to be at $20 million.

1877 Half Union
The 1877 Half Union is a gold pattern coin originally released in denominations of $50. A few years ago, the value of these coins was estimated at $10 million. It has since gone up by 50 percent, and will continue to go up with each passing year.

1794 Silver Dollar
Believed to be the first silver dollar coin struck by the U.S. Mint, the 1794 Silver Dollar, or more lovingly known as the Flowing Hair dollar, is extremely rare and considered to be a veritable national treasure.

1913 Liberty Head
The story goes that when the 1913 Liberty Head (a 5-cent coin) was released, it was done without the authorization and approval of the U.S. Mint. In 1996, this coin became the first coin specimen to sell for more than one million dollars. Today, the 1913 Liberty Head is said to be worth around $4.5 million.

How much are your old coins worth? Bring them to Coins of the Realm to find out! We are your go-to source in Gaithersburg for accurate coin, stamp, and jewelry grading. Visit our coin store today, or call us at (301) 340-1640 to learn more about our grading services. 

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