7 of the Most Valuable US Gold Coins

The 1854-S Coronet Half Eagle proves that it always pays to take a second look at any interesting coins you own. Before 2018, there were just three known remaining copies of the original 268. 

Check your collection for highly desirable single-year coins such as the 1808 Capped Draped Bust Quarter Eagle. According to USA Coin Book, 2,710 of them were minted — and, depending on their condition, they can be among the world’s most valuable coins. 

In January 2022, 8,500 bidders gathered for a Heritage auction that pulled in more than $74 million. The star of the show was a 1795 $10 9 Leaves Eagle, which smashed all previous records for the coin when it sold for $3.36 million. 

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The 1804 Plain 4 Draped Bust Eagle is an ultra-rare early federal gold proof version of that year’s Draped Bust Dollar that, at the time, was the highest-denomination U.S.-minted coin.  

One of the rarest and most unique coins in the world, the 1870 S Indian Princess Head Gold $3 piece is truly one of a kind.  

In 2014, Heritage Auctions listed the 1861 Double Eagle from the Philadelphia Mint as “the fourth-rarest regular-issue United States coin.” 

The only known privately held 1822 Half Eagle sold for $8.4 million on March 25, 2021, at Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The sale set a record for any U.S. Mint gold coin — but the record lasted for less than three months.  

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