Coin Collector’s Dream: 7 More $1,200+ Rare Gem

Discovering a rare gem thrills coin collectors like nothing else. Due to their rarity, historical significance, and condition, some numismatic treasures sell for over $1,200. This article discusses seven more of these rare coins, each a collector's fantasy.  

Coronet Head Gold Double Eagle 1849  

The 1849 Coronet Head Gold Double Eagle is a numismatic classic. This coin was among the first $20 gold pieces struck by the US Mint during the California Gold Rush. Its limited manufacture emphasises its rarity;  

The 1916 Mercury Dime  

Important Mercury Dime rarities include the 1916-D. It has the lowest Mercury Dime mintage at 264,000. Collectors prize this coin, especially in higher grades where it is scarce.  

Legged Buffalo Nickel 1937-D 

An accidental mint fault polished the buffalo's front leg off the die, creating this rare Buffalo Nickel. Collectors love the 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel's uniqueness and origin.  

Flowing Hair Silver Dollar 1794  

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar was one of the original US silver dollars. Its age, rarity, and historical relevance make it desirable.  

Morgan Silver Dollar 1893  

The king of Morgan Dollars, the 1893-S, has the lowest mintage in the series at 100,000 pieces. Many were frequently circulated, leaving few in excellent grades, increasing its rarity.  

1955 Lincoln Cent Double Die 

One of American numismatics' most renowned mistake coins is the 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent. These cents have doubled inscriptions and dates due to minting misalignment.   

2000 Sacagawea Dollar “Cheerios”  

Modern rarities include the 2000-P Sacagawea Dollar, or “Cheerios” dollar. The tail feather detail on these coins, which were promoted in Cheerios cereal boxes, is unique. Only 5,500 were delivered this way,  


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