PCGS ranked in top 8 of 10 most valuable US coins sold in 2021

An incredible 8 of the 10 most valuable US coins that crossed the auction block last year were ranked by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

1933 Double Eagle PCGS MS65. This rarity sold at Sotheby’s auction for $18,872,250.

Among these was the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a classic United States gold coin with only one specimen available for private ownership and which broke all barriers as the most expensive coin ever traded when she hammered for $18,872,250. A total of 17 of the 25 most valuable coins to sell in 2021 were rated by PCGS.

“It just goes to show that the best coins always end up in PCGS holders,” says Stephanie Sabin, president of PCGS. “Year after year, the vast majority of the most valuable coins to hit the hammer at auction are held by PCGS. This speaks to the confidence collectors place in our consistent grading and our ability to provide the value, security and maximum liquidity for collector’s coins.”

Here’s a look at the top 25 US coins sold in 2021 and the prices realized (including buyer’s fees):

#1: 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS65 – Sotheby’s, $18,872,250
#2: 1787 $15 Wing Punch Brasher Doubloon, MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $9,360,000
#3: 1822 Half-capped eagle bust, PCGS AU50 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $8,400,000
#4: 1804 Draped Bust Dollar, PCGS PR68 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $7,680,000
#5: 1861 Reverse Double Eagle Pack, PCGS MS67 – Heritage Auction, $7,200,000
#6: 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, PCGS MS66+ – Heritage Auctions, $6,600,000
#7: 1804 Draped Bust Eagle, PCGS PR65 + DCAM – Heritage Auctions, $5,280,000
#8: 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PR68 – Heritage Auction, $3,600,000
#9: 1792 J-1 Silver Center Cent, PCGS SP67BN – Heritage Auction, $2,520,000
#10: 1854-S Liberty Half Eagle, PCGS XF45 – Heritage Auctions, $2,400,000
#11 (EQUAL): 1885 Trade Dollar, PCGS PR63+CAM – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
#11 (EQUAL): Brasher 1786 Lima-Style Brasher Doublon, MS61 – Heritage Auctions, $2,100,000
#13: 1893-S Morgan Dollar, PCGS MS67 – GreatCollections, $2,086,875
#14: 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Satin Special Strike, PR64+ – Heritage Auctions, $2,010,000
#15: 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, PR67CAM – Heritage Auctions, $1,860,000
#16: 1797 Draped Bust Overton-101A Half Dollar, PCGS MS66 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $1,680,000
#17: 1870-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle, PCGS AU53 – Heritage Auction, $1,620,000
#18: 1796 Draped Bust Quarter Eagle Stars, PCGS MS65 – Heritage Auctions, $1,380,000
#19: 1792 25 cents J-13, AU58 – Heritage auction, $1,260,000
#20: 1776 Continental Dollar “CURRENCY” Silver, VF35 – Heritage Auctions, $1,140,000
#21: 1866 Liberty Seated Dollar No Motto, PCGS PR63+ – Heritage Auctions, $1,050,000
#22: 1794 Overton 101A Half Dollar Fluid Hair, PCGS MS64+ – Heritage Auctions, $870,000
#23: 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, AU58 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, $840,000
#24: 1794 Dollar J-18 Floating Hair, VF25 – Heritage Auctions, $840,000
#25: 1943-D Bronze Lincoln Cent, PCGS MS64BN – Heritage Auctions, $840,000

PCGS also gives an honorable mention to an unusual coin that the company ranked that sold at auction for a staggering sum, the 2011 25BTC Casascius Bitcoin. This new exonumia coin serves as a physical representation of 25 Bitcoins and has been graded PCGS MS67. It sold for $1,698,750 at a GreatCollections sale.

1822 Half Eagle Capped Bust, PCGS AU50
1822 Half Eagle Capped Bust, PCGS AU50. This rarity was sold at auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries for $8,400,000.

It’s worth noting that an astonishing 22 U.S. coins passed the $1 million mark in 2021 among the auction houses consulted for this year-end price roundup, confirming the strength of the parts market in 2021 despite a gyrating and persistent economy. pandemic conditions.

For more information and images covering all of 2021’s best-selling pieces, visit https://www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-2021. You can also view the all-time best-selling PCGS parts at https://www.pcgs.com/top-selling-coins-of-all-time.

About Professional Coin Grading Service

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a third-party coin and banknote grading company that was started in 1986. Over 35 years, PCGS has graded and certified over 48 million US and world coins, medals and tokens. a combined value of more than $47 billion. For more information on PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, please visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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