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2014 U.S. Coin Market Comes Close to $5 Billion

2014 was another record year for rare U.S. coin sales. According to Coin World, “The overall U.S. rare coin market was estimated at about $5 billion, and a dozen coins sold for $1 million or more each at public auctions in 2014, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild.”

All of these coins were purchased either through an auction or private transactions, but does not include bullion items or any coins sold from The United States Mint.

It is said that the year 2015 may even surpass this last years record breaking sales.

Here is a list of the 12 rare coins that were sold for over $1 million or higher this year, and the companies that sold them:

1. 1787 Brasher Doubloon,  graded by NGC MS63, $4,582,500(Heritage)

2. 1913 Liberty Head nickel, NGC Proof 64, $3,290,000 (Heritage)

3. 1927 Denver Mint Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, NGC Mint State 66, $1,997,500 (Heritage)

4. 1804 Draped Bust Dollar Class III type, NGC Proof 63, $1,880,000 (Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

5. 1861 “Paquet Reverse” Double Eagle, PCGS MS61, $1,645,000 (Heritage)

6. 1792 Pattern Cent (Judd-1, Pollock-1), NGC Mint State 63+, $1,410,000 (Heritage)

7. 1776 silver Continental Dollar, “CURRENCY” and “EG FECIT” variety, NGC Mint State 63, $1,410,000 (Heritage)

8. 1927-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS Mint State 63, $1,292,500 (Heritage)

9. 1797 Half Dollar (Overton-101a) PCGS Secure Mint State 65+ PCGS Secure, $1,292,500 (Heritage)

10. 1792 Half Disme (an early spelling of “dime”) (Judd-7, Pollock-7 variety) PCGS Secure Specimen 67, $1,292,500 (Heritage)

11. 1794 Half Cent  PCGS Mint State 67 red and brown color, $1,150,000 (Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles)

12. 1811 Half Cent, PCGS Mint State 66 red and brown, $1,121,250 (Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles)

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