3 Little-Known Coins Worth More Than You'd Believe

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Without a doubt! Here are three coins that are not widely known but have a value that is higher than you might anticipate:  

The legendary and expensive Brasher Doubloon was minted by goldsmith Ephraim Brasher in New York City in 1787. America's first gold coins are among the rarest and most valuable in numismatics.   

Brasher Doubloon (1787) 

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A sun and rising sun pattern on the obverse and the New York coat of arms on the reverse distinguish the Brasher Doubloon. Few examples exist, and they can sell for millions at auction.  

One of the first US Mint silver dollars was the Flowing Hair Dollar. Due to their historical relevance and rarity, collectors prise these coins from 1794 to 1795.   

Flowing Hair Dollar (1794-1795) 

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Liberty has flowing hair on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. Flowing Hair Dollars in good condition can fetch six figures at auction.  

One of the most renowned and costly American coins is the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. Due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order banning gold coin hoarding, nearly 445,000 1933 Double Eagles were never released.   

1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle 

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However, some specimens were illegally stolen from the Mint and sold. One 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle sold for almost $7.5 million at auction in 2002, making it one of the most costly coins.  

Though less recognised, these coins are prized by collectors for their rarity, historical relevance, and unusual designs.  


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