Money is a tool that we use to identify the value of any commodity. Each note or coin has its face value. The people can trade cash for products in the process of purchasing of good.
Although there are very few coins that become more valuable than their face value. It happens because they are immensely rare and old.
Here are the five most rare and old coins that the history ever gave us with their current market value.
5. Edward III Florin 1343 -$6.8 Million
The 1343 Edward III florin is one of the oldest and rarest coins in our list. It is known as a Double Leopard. Two of three were first found in the River Tyne in 1857, while the third coin was sold for 460,000 pounds at an auction in the summer of 2006, after being discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast in February of that year in the south of England. The coin is currently valued at 6.8 million.
4. The Brasher Doubloon 1787-$7.4 Million
Forged by the goldsmith Ephraim Brasher, the 1787 Brasher Doubloon almost wasn’t made. His coins mostly minted in bronze, but some minted in 22-carat gold. It depicts an eagle with Brasher’s initials on the wing and today remains one of the rarest coins in the U.S. It sold to a Wall Street investment firm for a cool $7.4 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a gold coin.
3. The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 1907-$7.6 Million
This coin sold in the auction for 7.6 million. This Double Eagle coin designed for Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The design for this coin was very complicated, and it created a problem for the United States Mint that how can the mint produce such a coin. So only a limited number were provided. So this makes the coin very rare and valuable.
4. The double Eagle 1933-$7.6 million
The 1933 Double Eagle also forged in denominations of $20. There are well over 440,00 Double Eagles that have minted with the 1933 date, but none of them released into circulation. Due to the fascinating history surrounding the 1933 Double Eagle, this coin is another one of the extraordinarily rare ones on our list. A 1933 Double Eagle was sold in 2002 at an auction for a whopping $7.6million.
5. The Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar 1974/5-$10 Million The 1794/5 Flowing Hair Dollar was the very first dollar coin ever issued by the U.S. Federal Government. It sold for $10 million in January of 2013, which means the value may have risen since one of these coins last bought. Due to this, it remains one of the world’s most valuable coins. There are three types of the Flowing Hair Dollar in all: one has two leaves, one has three leaves, and one has the Silver Plug. Of these three types, the silver plug is worth two times more than the leaf versions.