12 Most Valuable One Dollar Coins

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Were you aware that certain US dollar coins can have a value of millions? Indeed! Depending on its historical value, quality, rarity, and collectors' demand, a meagre dollar can bring a fortune.

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However, not all US dollars are created equal; the majority are merely worth their face value. For this reason, understanding how to recognise the most valuable one-dollar coins is crucial.

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It is thought that the 1794 dollar coin series began with the Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. Over $10 million was raised at the sale of this item in 2023.

1794 Flowing Hair Silver One Dollar

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This coin was originally found in a private collection in 1972. In low-grade uncirculated condition, this coin can bring as much as $450,000; in mint status, it can fetch up to $2 million.

1870-S Seated Liberty Silver One Dollar

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There are 1852 Seated Liberty Dollars in multiple variants. One of the 1852 Seated Liberty Dollar varieties, the Original Strike version, brought $92,014 at a Heritage Auction.

1852 Seated Liberty One Dollars; No Motto

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Among the priciest coins is the 1803 Draped Bust dollar. When it is in immaculate condition, its value skyrockets; examples can get up to $845,000.

1803 Draped Bust Silver One Dollar

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It is estimated that there are just 10 of these 1804 silver dollars in existence. One such instance, categorised as a Class 1, brought in $7.8 million at auction in 2021 from a private collector.

1804 Draped Bust Silver One Dollar

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A variety of one-dollar coins from 1796 are available. 2020 saw the appearance of another sample at auction. This one sold for the premium price of $705,000. It was graded an impressive MS65.

1796 P Draped Bust One Dollar, Small Date, Small Letters

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A handful of mint state MS66 examples of the 1795 Off-Center Bust Silver Dollar have been recognised by the Professional Coin Grading Service. One such item was up for $705,000 at an auction in 2020.

1795 Off-Center Bust Silver One Dollar

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The most costly example sold for a record-breaking $851,875, during Heritage's 2013 auction. The price of these restrikes can reach $1 million.

1803 Proof Restrike Draped Bust Silver One Dollar

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It is fitting to refer to the 1893-S Morgan Dollar as the "King of the Morgan Dollars Series." Only 100,000 pieces were produced by the Mint; the greatest sample to date, graded MS67, sold for $2.1 million in 2021.

1893 S Morgan Silver One Dollar

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Despite being a relatively contemporary currency, the 1976 Eisenhower dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable. A few 1976 Eisenhower dollar samples missing the S have surfaced, the best of which sold for $850,000.

1976 Eisenhower One Dollar No S

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Even in low-grade circulated form, this unusual mistake coin is worth a premium. Mint state pieces have sold for as much as $110,970 at auction, while those graded Extremely Fine (XF) might bring up to $10,500.

1796 Draped Bust One Dollars; Small Date, Large Letters, Small Eagle

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The 1798 silver one-dollar coinage comes in multiple variations. At a 2011 Goldenberg sale, one specimen rated About Uncirculated (AU) brought $356,500.

1798 Small Eagle, 13 Stars Silver One Dollar

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