5 Rare Coins That Made Headlines: Unbelievable Stories

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Without a doubt! The following are five rare coins that have garnered a lot of attention due to their incredible stories:  

The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is one of the most famous and valuable coins in the world, with only five known. A renegade Mint employee illegally minted the coin, making its origins unknown.   

1913 Liberty Head Nickel 

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One of numismatic history's most controversial coins is the 1933 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 Double Eagle 

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The distinctive 1849 Double Eagle Proof gold coin commemorates the California Gold Rush. It's one of the most precious American coins and the only one of its kind. Collectors value the coin in the tens of millions of dollars due to its rarity and historical significance.  

1849 Double Eagle Proof

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The 1804 Silver Dollar, the "King of American Coins," is one of the rarest and most famous coins. The only 15 coins were diplomatic gifts for foreign dignitaries, notwithstanding their date.  

1804 Silver Dollar 

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Famous mistake coins like the 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent double the date and inscription on the obverse. Collectors admire the coin's uniqueness and rarity, with uncirculated copies fetching high prices.  

1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent 

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With their fascinating stories, collectors and historians have been drawn to these uncommon coins, increasing their numismatic worth.  


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