6 Must-Know Tips for Identifying Valuable Coins in Your Collection

1. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

Fewer than 1,800 of these coins were ever produced, and one expert puts the number of remaining coins at between 120 and 130, so it’s quite rare.

2. The 1787 Brasher Doubloon

A 2018 private sale of another doubloon with the signature EB on the bird’s wing went for more than $5 million, according to Coin World. 

3. The 1787 Fugio cent

Coins in better condition may go for a few thousand dollars and perhaps as high as $10,000, while extremely rare variants may sell for tens of thousands.

4. The 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar

In 2011, the coin fetched 3.7 million pounds (about $6 million) at auction, the second-most expensive ever sold at auction. 

5. The 1343 Edward III Florin

The coin found in 2006 was sold at auction for 480,000 pounds, or about $850,000 — a record at the time for a British coin.

6. The 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny

The record sales price for a version of this coin is $1.75 million in a 2010 auction, according to Coin Week.

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