Human history is full of experiments and talents that represent their dynamism and how they are keen to change. Minting of coins is one of those dynamic acts of human.This is just an art of collection that makes a piece of metal valuable than its real value. The value of these coins depends on the rarity of the pieces, their historical significance, and minting errors. Here, we are giving 10 rarest and most valuable coins in human history, which will help to understand the history and art of collecting coins.
1. Double Eagle (1849)
This coin is the most rarest and valuable coin in the coinage history of America which were minted in 1850. Although, 1849 was inscribed on the coin because the production process was started in this year’s from the gold of "California Gold Rush". It was designed by James Barton Longacre. The specimen of this coin is preserved in the Smithsonian Museum in the national coin collection. The estimated value of the coin is around US $ 20 million.
2. Flowing Hair Dollar
It was minted in 1794 and is the first dollar coin issued by the US federal government. Robert Scot designed this coin similar to the size and weight of the popular Spanish dollar coin. This was made up of silver and copper in which one was blended with Statue of Liberty and the other side was an eagle that was replaced by the following year. In 2013, it was auctioned in US $ 10 Million.
3. 1933 Double Eagle
This coin was minted in 1933 by the United States. However, despite more than four million minting coins were withdrawn within a year. This coin was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens which blended with one side Lady Liberty holds a torch and other side bear olive branch. The 15 specimen of this coin is also existed today from which one specimen was auctioned in 2002 in US $ 7.59 million dollars.
This gold coin was designed by the goldsmith Ephraim Brasher which bear imprinted hawk wings and breast. It was auctioned in 2011 for US $ 74 million and then again in 2014, it was auctioned in US $ 4.5 million dollars.
The Royal Canadian Mint (Royal Canadian Mint) produced world's first coin of 1 million dollars in 2007 which was 99.99% pure gold. This coin was blended on one side of Queen the portrait of Elizabeth II and other side was the maple leaf Canadian gold coins to boost new line Canadian gold coins. In 2009, the specimen of this coin was auctioned in US $ 4.02 million in Vienna.
The coins were minted in 1830 but 1804 imprinted on it though, because it’s moulded in honour of President Andrew Jackson. The specimen of the coin is divided into three categories and only 15 specimens are in existence. Class A specimens are most valuable, one of which was purchased by the Sultan of Muscat in US $ 4.1 million from auctioning off 1999.
This coin was minted in 1913 in the worth of 5 cents without any minting authorities of the United States of America and was minted in very limited numbers. It came under public scrutiny in 1920 and was designed by Samuel Brown, who was a former employee of the US minting firm. Only five specimens are known and one of them was auctioned in 2010 for $ 3.7 million.
This coin is one of the rarest and valuable coins in the history of numismatics. It was designed by John Reich. It was circulated for the worth $ 5. It was minted around 17,796 coins, but only three samples are currently in existence. Two of them have been placed in the Smithsonian Institution's National coin collection and other sample some seven million US dollars were sold in 1982.
This coin was minted of worth $ 20 in 1907. It was designed by the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Two specimens of the coin were placed in the Smithsonian Museum and one of the samples was approximately US $ 3 million was auctioned in 2005.
This is one of the rarest coins of the British numismatic history. This coin was started by Edward III florin in 1344. It is also known as Double Leopards. Only three specimens of coins are currently in existence in which one specimen of the coin was sold at auction for 2006 and the other two have been put to display in the British Museum.