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10 Most Rarest and Expensive Coins in the World

Saturday, 30 March 2013, 00:54 IST
By SiliconIndia

Bangalore: Coin collecting is a hobby to many people; while some engage in collecting coins that are beautiful and others collect them depending on their historical significance. Old and rarity of the coin hold more importance than the printed value on it. This may lead a curious person to ask, what are the most expensive coins in the world?

We have come up with 10 such expensive coins in the world, as listed out by Bornrich -

1. Flowing Hair Dollar

Price: $7.85 Million

Flowing Hair Dollar is the top most expensive coin in the world which was sold for $7,850,000. Its size and weight were based on Spanish dollar, which was popular in American trade then.

This master piece was designed in 1794 and again in 1795 by Robert Scot and it valued 2 cents according to United States Dollar then. Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers said that this coin was a “National Treasure” and that he was proud to have been its "custodian" since 2003.

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