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GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

The Most Valuable US Pennies: A Baker’s Dozen
By Bullion Shark LLC

While each series of United States cent (or penny) has its own key coins based on mintages and the number of surviving coins, the most valuable pennies ever sold is a different group of coins that takes into account other factors like market conditions, demand, and the coin’s role in history.

Truly valuable coins are almost always sold either at public auctions or in private sales that protect the identity of the buyer for security reasons.

Based on the millions of auction records for the sale of U.S. coins, these are currently the dozen most valuable pennies of each main type listed in the order in which they were produced. They range in value from about a quarter of a million dollars to over $2 million. There are a couple of other cents that fall into the $200,000+ price range besides those on this list.

  1. Flowing Hair Chain Cent PCGS MS66

793 Flowing Hair AMERI. PCGS MS64+

1799 Draped Bust PCGS MS61 Brown

1811 Classic Head PCGS MS65 Red

See the rest in the link.....



  • goldengolden Posts: 8,797 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins!

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2020 5:13PM

    The results are limited because they are based on auction records.
    So they are missing "The Coin!".
    The article hints at this a little bit when they describe how their #1 had only one auction appearance since 1890.

  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,715 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1909 VDB PCGS PF67+

    This is one of only 34 known surviving examples of this coin that had an original mintage of 1,194 coins, and one of only two that have been graded Proof 67. In 2014, this Matte Proof example with amazing colors sold for $258,500.


  • MartinMartin Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭

    I believe there are more than 34 09 VDB proofs. What am I missing here?

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 9, 2020 6:23AM

    @Martin said:
    I believe there are more than 34 09 VDB proofs. What am I missing here?

    Good point.
    It appears the 34 number is drawn directly from the PCGS Population Reports, for the
    1909 VDB PR RD color grade:
    22 BN, 88 RB, 34 RD

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the post/link. I like telling my wife about these valuable cents... each time I do, she says "Do you have one of those?" :D No... sorry dear.... still looking for one.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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