Rarest Gold Coins In The World

Finding an exact list of the rarest gold coins in the world may not exist but you can find listings for some of the rarest gold coins that have ever been sold. Most of us will never seen one of these rare gems let alone own one but for some of the wealthiest people in the world it is a reality. Despite the fact that one has to be ridiculously wealthy to be able to purchase one of these rare gold coins, that hasn’t stopped collectors, investors and coin aficionados from appreciating them for not just their value, but most often for their beauty and rarity.

The majority of rare gold coins were minted in the United States. This is the 1913 Liberty Head nickel. One of the reasons this coin is so rare is the fact that there are only five that are still known to be in existence today. The most recent 1913 Liberty Head nickel was sold at auction for three million dollars! Aside from its rarity, the one auctioned has been owned by a millionaire in Texas, King Farouk of Egypt. Other listings of rare gold coins on earth include the 1907 and 1933 St. Gaudens Double Eagle.

While America already had coins in circulation by that time, the then President felt that a nation’s currency should stand for more than just a monetary value; it should stand as well for the pride in their country that is shared by its citizenry. That is why President Roosevelt commissioned St. Gaudens to redesign the coins of the United States. The 1907 Double Eagle has been referred to as one of the most beautiful and extraordinary works of art on any of our American coins. Featuring a relief on the front of Lady Liberty holding a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other hand, with the U.S. Capitol in the background and on the back of a bald eagle flying over the sun, it truly is a masterpiece.

Since there were only a little over 12,000 of these coins ever made, their value has significantly increased. Today the 1907 St. Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin can easily bring in ten thousand dollars in circulated condition and almost half a million dollars for ones in well-preserved condition.You may not be in the position to purchase a 3-7 million dollar gold coin but if you are looking to hedge your bet against inflation or market fluctuations, owning rare gold coins has proven to be wise decision.