Top 10 Rare Coins Wanted By Collectors

Multi-million dollar coins get the headlines when they sell at major auctions, but there are many historically important coins that are attainable by serious numismatists who aren’t billionaires.

Auction Records: $6,600 BN; $19,200 RB; $117,500 RD

1. 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

Auction Record: $372,000

2. 1943 Lincoln Cent on Bronze Planchet

Auction Record: $99,875

3. 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

Auction Record: $2,086,875

4. 1893-S Morgan Dollar

Auction Record: $150,000

5. 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar

Auction Record: $132,000

6. 1921 High Relief Peace Dollar

Auction Record: $48,300

7. 1916 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter

Auction Record: $270,250

8. 1919-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Auction Record: $172,500

9. 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Auction Records: $29,000; $207,000 Full Bands

10. 1916-D Mercury Dime