The most expensive foreign coins of the world
Coin (lat. Moneta) - a banknote made of metal or other material of a certain form, weight and dignity. In addition to high-grade coins, small, collectible, commemorative and investment coins are issued. Most often, coins are made of metal by the method of coinage and have the shape of a regular circle.
We all know that there are expensive, and even very expensive coins of the world, but few people realize how much the most expensive ones actually cost. You can be a millionaire with a single coin in your pocket, especially if this coin is one of the ones below, the most expensive in the world .
1933 Double Eagle was sold for $ 7900000
This type is the most expensive in the world, because it costs as much as 7.9 million dollars . Of course, it is golden, but it was released not long ago - in the 1930s, and worth only $ 20.
Nevertheless, it is really unique, because in the thirties, the United States abandoned the gold standard, because of which all types of precious metal were withdrawn from circulation. The "double eagles" were also melted down, but not all. Only a dozen copies issued in the spring of 1933, from the vault of the Ministry of Finance someone brazenly stole. The American special services worked almost perfectly - they found and returned nine of them, but one disappeared without a trace.
It was found almost half a century later - from the British millionaire collector Stephen Fenton, who bought a rarity in London. He had the imprudence to come with her to New York, where he was arrested. Possession of precious rarity cost him five years of lawsuits with uncompromising American government. By the way, the judicial verdict is original: the copy is still considered the property of the United States, although the Englishman can sell it, putting the money in his own pocket.
"Loose hair" at the auction went for $ 785,000
The second most expensive is the “Loose Hair” dollar coin. She minted back in 1794 of pure silver and was last sold for 7,850,000 dollars . In general, the “Loose Hair” series in 1794 has long been considered one of the most valuable in the United States and the world. It is noteworthy that its sale was made through a formal transaction between the association Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine and the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation.
Florin Edward III
The 1343 coin of Edward III was sold for $ 6,800,000
Rare Edward III is already a truly old representative. Such gold double florins were in circulation in the years 1343-44. It is also known as the “Double Leopard” with a nominal value of 6 shillings. But they sold it for the last time at the Spink auction for a fantastic 6,800,000 dollars . It is worth noting that this Edward III is one of three such representatives minted in 1343.
Liberty head v
5 cents of 1913 "gave" to a collector for $ 4150000
Only 5 cents, and it was possible to get $ 4,150,000 for them at the auction - not a bad deal, right? Probably, the simple resident of the city of Merrimak thought that in the state of New Hampshire, having sold his five-cent coin. And the thing is that she is one of the five surviving Liberty Head "V" minted in 1913. Like this.
At the moment, the owner is the company Legend Numismatics, which is based in New Jersey.
Pentecostal, which depicts the head of the Statue of Liberty, in the United States were issued in the period 1883-1912. In 1913, the face of the monument replaced the heads of Indians on it, but five more Liberty Head varieties were minted virtually illegally, which almost immediately became a huge numismatic rarity and an incredible value that is not inferior in value to a diamond mine.
Small Silver Dollar Class I
The cost of the Little Silver Dollar of 1834 is $ 4,110,000
And again, the American representative, but what can you do if in this country the financial system was treated so carelessly that they managed to produce a whole bunch of artifacts and rare books. It is about the “Little Silver Dollar” of 1834 of coinage.
In general, such representatives of this type 34 years, there are only 8 pieces. But this is also unique in that it was minted as a jubilee, especially for the King of Siam, the great coin collector, who even bore the nickname “King of Coins”. The last time this coin was sold to an unknown private collector for 4,140,000 dollars . It is worth noting that the same person at the same time acquired the rest of the collection of the late King with such an original hobby as for his profession.
Sold for $ 7,400,000
Dublin Brasher - the so-called coin minted by jeweler Efrem Brasher, with the initials "EB" on the eagle's chest. It was sold for $ 7,400,000. The coin contains 1 gram of pure gold.
Silver Dollar from the Quillers Family Collection
Sold for $ 3,737,500
The silver dollar from the Quillers family collection was sold for $ 3,737,500. Interestingly, the coin was minted not in 1804, but in 1834, just after the earlier Silver Dollar.
Super-relief Double-Headed Eagle
Sold for $ 2,990,000
Another Double-headed Eagle. This time "super relief". $ 2,990,000. The rarity of the Double-headed Eagles is that they were never released due to changes made to currency legislation during the Great Depression.
Silver Dollar Class III
Sold for $ 2,990,000 <
Silver Dollar III class. $ 2,300,000. During the minting of silver dollars, the coins were divided into "classes", and there are only 15 of these coins, eight of which are Class I (minted in 1834), one coin of Class II and six Class III (minted between 1858 and 1860 ).
Eagle with the head of an Indian
Sold for $ 2,185,000
Eagle with the head of an Indian. The coin was sold for $ 2,185,000. Since 1907, $ 10 with the image of an Indian has begun to be issued. The new design of the coin was developed on the personal instructions of the 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt by the famous American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Video about other rare and expensive coins of the world
This is what the five most expensive coins in the world look like today. But some of them have not changed owners for a long time, so in the very near future we can expect new records. It is also worth noting that the price of some has passed for a million dollars, not so few - there are dozens of them, and it is becoming more and more due to new finds and successful resales.
Via bigmir.net & lifecoins.ru & wiki
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