For collectors, metal coins are of particular value, the value of which is determined by the material from which they are made, their appearance, the year of their issue and the total number of copies. We tell you about the most expensive coins in the world in the order they appear. The Rare Edward III Florin The Edward III florin was issued in 1343 and was used until 1344. The magnificent decoration of the palace of Edward III, his throne and the king himself are clearly visible on the coin.
The coin has no ribs, which indicates the absence of technologies for minting metal coins during the Middle Ages. “Double Leopard”, as this coin is also called, was worth 6 shillings. The double florin was sold for $6.8 million. Doubloon of Brasher The gold 15-dollar coin was called a doubloon and was issued in 1787 in a limited edition. The initials EB are engraved on the coin, which denote the name of its creator Ephraim Brasher.
The coin depicts a landscape: at the foot of the mountain, the endless sea splashes in the rays of the setting sun. The gold doubloon was sold at auction for $7.4 million. The Loose Hair Silver Dollar The most expensive, rare and well-known currency among collectors is a small silver coin that came into circulation in 1794 and was in use until 1804.
It depicts the image of a woman with her hair flowing in the wind, which is a symbol of freedom and serenity. Quiller Class I Silver Dollar The small Quiller Class I silver dollar is unique in that it was minted in 1834, but the issue date is 1804. Then the last silver one-dollar copies were released. The coin also depicts the image of a gorgeous woman with curly but neatly styled hair.
Saint Gaudin Double Eagle The United States Saint Gaudin Double Eagle began to be minted in 1907 and continued to be minted until 1933. On one side of the coin, a woman is clearly visible, symbolizing freedom, in a beautiful attire of the ancient era.
On the other side of the coin, a proud eagle flies with an olive branch in one paw and with arrows in the other. A very rare coin was purchased by an unknown bidder for $7,590,020. Queen Elizabeth II coin The Queen Elizabeth II coin was created in 2007 by the Canadian Mint. A large precious piece of gold weighs 100 kg and at the same time consists of 99.9% pure gold. On one side of the coin, the profile of Queen Elizabeth II is depicted, on the other, a maple leaf, the symbol of Canada, is minted. The coin was purchased for $4,000,000.
Liberty Head V Nickel Regular nickels were issued in large quantities from 1883, but in 1912 the production of such coins was suspended. But only five coins were almost illegally minted in the San Francisco courtyard in 1913, the existence of which was hidden until 1920.
The first copy of the coin was sold in 1972 for $100,000, and in 2013 another copy of five cents was auctioned for $3.7 million. “Anna with a chain” Only one copy of the unique coin “Anna with a chain”, a silver ruble of 1730, has been preserved in the world. On one side, the royal face of Anna Ivanovna is depicted, on the other, an eagle surrounded by a chain of the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called.
“Anna with a chain” was sold to a private collection for a record price for a Russian coin – for 15 million 600 thousand rubles, or approximately 625 thousand dollars. Konstantinovsky ruble 20, 73 grams, the coin was sold at auction in 2010 for 550 thousand dollars. Australian penny The Australian penny is considered the rarest coin in the world. The court in Melbourne produced only 6 copies in 1930. The coins are covered with copper, the layer of which has been slightly worn over time.
But the image of King George V is still clearly visible, which indicates the high quality of the coinage. The Australian penalty was sold in 2005 for $515,000. The editors of uznayvse.ru invite you to learn more about the most expensive coins of Russia.
The rarest Russian coin, but trial. It was made as an experiment in denominations of 20 and 10 rubles with identical reverse and obverse designs. After the denomination of 10 r was approved, the second type was not released in bulk. Those copies that have survived have become very rare. Today, only two coins with a face value of 20 r are known:
Minted in St. Petersburg at the mint, using gold of the highest standard. There are five coats of arms on the reverse side. In the center is the coat of arms of the state, it is surrounded by the Kazan, Astrakhan, Moscow and Siberian coats of arms.
Only 5 pieces were minted in 1913, and illegally, which is why they belong to the rare coins of the world.
Copper-nickel 5 cents, which depict the head of a woman, symbolizing freedom, and the Roman numeral five, were minted from 1883 for 29 years. Since 1913, they began to produce such coins with a new design, depicting the head of an Indian and a bison. However, five pieces with the old design were mistakenly or specially released, the date was indicated 1913. It became known about such coins seven years later, then they became rare.
In the forties, a coin was bought by a numismatist for $3,750. It was inherited by his sister, who, believing the low expert estimate, put it away. The coin was inherited by children who took it to the world money fair. There, an important numismatist appreciated her, offering a million dollars. In 2005, this coin was sold again, but the price was already several times higher.