Home / Luxury / MOST EXPENSIVE CURRENCY EVER SOLD
MOST EXPENSIVE CURRENCY EVER SOLD

MOST EXPENSIVE CURRENCY EVER SOLD

The National Numismatic Collection, or NNC, is housed by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and boasts over 1.6 million rare numismatic pieces. There are more than 450,000 ancient, medieval, world, and U.S. issued coins. The collection was started in 1923, when the US Mint offered its collection of rarities to the Smithsonian Institute. The main attraction is the unique 1849 Double Eagle. Only one is known to exist in the world, and it was minted one year before the official issue went into circulation. Nowadays, it has an estimated monetary value of $20 million. Visitors can also see two 1877 $50 gold pattern coins worth $15 million each, two 1907 Double Thick Extremely High Relief Saint-Gaudens $20, worth $8.5 million each, and two 1933 $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle. The last time a 1933 Double Eagle piece was auctioned, it fetched $7.6 million. There is also one 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, the finest of five known ones, estimated at $4.5 million, three 1804 silver dollars estimated at $4 million each, a 1787 Ephraim Brasher Half Doubloon, also known as the United State’s first gold coin, two 1877 One Dollar patterns pieces, a 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, and a 1974 Aluminum Lincoln cent. The Smithsonian’s unique collection includes the world’s rarest and most valuable coins ever minted, as well as the biggest assembly of the world’s earliest coins, almost 2,700 years old. IT IS SOLD FOR MORA THAN $200

Scroll To Top