1913 Liberty Head V Nickel
In the year 1883, the Liberty Head Nickel was introduced to the general public. It was given the name of the “V Nickel” because of its “tails” side displaying the Roman Numeral V. The design was discontinued in February of 1913 and replaced by the Indian Buffalo Head Nickel. In the beginning of the year 1913, it is said that only five of the 1913 Liberty Head V Nickels were produced. At one point, a man named Samuel Brown owned all five coins. These coins were captivating to numismatics all around the United States. As the demand for these five coins grew it took nearly five decades for the coins to auction at an appropriate price.
In 1972, the 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel was the first coin to ever sell for over $100,000. Nearly 25 years later in the year 1996, the second Liberty Head broke another record as the first coin to surpass the million-dollar barrier. In modern day America, private collectors hold three out of the five coins. The other two coins are held in museums. The last 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel sold in 2010 for a whopping $3.7 million. These five coins are some of the most valuable and rarest coins in existence.
The Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar 1794
Perhaps the most significant coin in history, The Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar of 1794 was the first ever dollar coin issued by the United States Government. Although silver dollars have lost their popularity, this coin has not. Silver dollars and other coins held their popularity until the first ever dollar bill was produced nearly a century later in 1862.
Brace yourself for the numbers we’re about to share with you. In 2013, The 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar was sold for $10,016,875. The only coin to ever sell for 8 digits was the first dollar coin issued by the US. The historic treasure sought refuge with Legend Numismatics, a coin dealer organization out of New Jersey. This purchase from Legend would make The Flowing Hair Dollar of 1794 the world’s most valuable coin.
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