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Copper Dollar, Double Eagle & other coins that are worth a fortune today

Legend Numismatics, a rare-coin firm in New Jersey, bought a coin for $10 million at an auction in 2013.

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Updated: Dec 08, 2019, 09.28 AM IST
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Swissmint’s retail website buckled under pressure as demand soared for a commemorative coin featuring the country’s tennis star Roger Federer. A look at some old coins that are worth a fortune today:

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$10 mn
The Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar (1794-45)

Legend Numismatics, a rare-coin firm in New Jersey, bought a coin for $10 million at an auction in 2013. Many experts believe this was among the first such coins made by the US Mint. The coin made of 90% silver and 10% copper depicts an image of Liberty with her flowing tresses.


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$7.6 mn
Double Eagle (1933)

In the year this gold coin was made, US President Franklin D Roosevelt banned people from holding gold to end a banking crisis. But some left the mint surreptitiously and one was auctioned for $7.6 million in 2002.

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$6.8 mn
Edward III Florin (1343)

This is one of the rarest coins in the world and only three are known to be in existence. English king Edward III is said to have made these to have a currency that can be used across Europe. The coin is currently valued at $6.8 million.

(Source: moneyinc.com and mentalfloss.com)

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