10 Rare Coins That Made People Millionaires Overnight

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One of the rarest and most precious gold coins. Augustus Saint-Gaudens created it with Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle in flight on the reverse. 

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1933 Double Eagle 

Early nineteenth-century US minting. The “King of American Coins” is one of the rarest and most precious coins in the world. The coin was made in the late 1820s or early 1830s, not 1804. 

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Silver Dollar of 1804 

The “Double Leopard” gold coin, struck in 1343, is one of the oldest in the world. Under King Edward III of England, the coin features the king on the obverse and two leopards on the reverse. 

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Florin, Edward III 

Silver-only ancient Chinese coin. Rare, it may have been struck during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The coin, named after the Kan word for “money,” has long been used as currency in China. 

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Kannari Sycee 1343 

George Washington's neighbor and jeweler Ephraim Brasher struck the coin. The coin's obverse shows the sun and its reverse an eagle. 

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Brasher Doubloon, 1787 

US's first official coin. The Continental Congress authorized it in 1787, and it features the sun on the obverse and “Mind Your Business” on the reverse.  

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Fugio Centennial, 1787 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed it with Lady Liberty on the front and an eagle on the back. The designer-named gold coin is one of the most gorgeous and rare. 

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Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, 1907 

The US Mint released a coin in 1838. The “No Drapery” Half Dollar lacks Liberty's left drapery. Coin collectors value the 1838-O Half Dollar for its American numismatic significance. 

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Half Dollar 1838-O 

It was struck in America in 1792. Copper with a silver plug. The trial coin is uncommon, with only one known example. Collectors value this American numismatic artifact. 

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Silver Center Cent, 1792 

The US Mint released a coin in 1849. Lady Liberty is on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. The $20 coin is named for its denomination. 

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Double Eagle 1849 

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