9 of the world’s most valuable coins

Finding a treasure hidden in an old dresser drawer or the attic is the stuff of dreams. So is rooting through your jars of coins and coming up with a rare one that’s worth serious money

Striking it rich is a remote possibility for folks who have built up a sizable collection of valuable coins, but you may still be able to find some loose change that’s worth significantly more than you would otherwise expect.

Coins are both a hobby and [an] investment,” says Warren Zivi, head numismatist and president at American Rarities, a coin dealer based in Boulder, Colorado.

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For those getting into the field, it’s important to understand what your goal is – to have a good time with your collection as a hobbyist or try to make some money as an investor.

The book he’s referring to is “A Guide Book of United States Coins,” known among experts as the “Red Book.” He also recommends a subscription to Coin World

there’s a lot of misinformation on the internet now about coins, with scammers taking a common coin and trying to sell it as a valuable coin on an auction site.

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar may sit atop the rankings of the most expensive coin ever sold, at least for now. Some experts believe that it was the first silver dollar struck by the U.S. Mint.

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