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The most expensive foreign coins of the world

Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира

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 embossing 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 .

Double eagle

Двойной орел - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
1933 Double Eagle was sold for $ 7,900,000

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 so 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in the thirties the United States abandoned the gold standard, because of which all types of precious metal were withdrawn from circulation.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

Распущенные Волосы - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
"Loose hair" at the auction went for $ 785,000

The second most expensive is the “Loose Hair” dollar coin. She minted back in 1794 from pure silver and was last sold for 7,850,000 dollars . In general, the “Loose Hair” series of 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

Флорин Эдварда III - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
1343 Edward III coin 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

Liberty Head V - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
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, this is what a simple resident 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.

Pentecost, 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

Маленький Серебряный Доллар - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
The cost of the Little Silver Dollar 1834g is $ 41,000,000

And again, the American representative, but what can you do if in this country the financial system was treated so casually that they managed to produce a whole bunch of artifacts and rarities. 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 one is also unique in that it was minted as a jubilee one, 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.

Douche Bracher

Дублон Брашера - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
Sold for $ 7,400,000

Dublin Brasher - the so-called coin minted by the jeweler Efrem Brasher, with the initials "EB" on the chest of the eagle. It was sold for $ 7,400,000. The coin contains 1 gram of pure gold.

Silver Dollar from the Quillers Family Collection

Серебряный доллар из коллекции семьи Квиллеров - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
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

Cупер-рельефный Двуглавый Орел - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
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

Серебряный Доллар III класса - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
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 indian head

Орел с головой индейца - Самые дорогие иностранные монеты мира
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-Godens.

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.

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