Known as the “double leopard,” this coin is easily one of the rarest in existence. The Edward III Florin coin’s origins have been traced back to 1343, making it one of the oldest coins to ever be found at auction. Only three of these coins have been confirmed to exist in today’s world, which gives them an even more valuable rarity. One of these coins was found in almost perfect condition by a person using a metal detecor in 2006. That one find completely changed that person’s life because the coin sold at auction for $6.8 million!
We’ve seen a lot of coins on this list that feature double printing on letters or numbers, and this 1894 Indian Head Cent is yet another prime example of this classic flaw. This valuable and rare penny is sought after by collectors because the number “94” was accidentally stamped twice. However, there’s something about these cents that make them even more unique. Only some of the 1894 Indian Head Cents feature this printing error. Since only part of the batch has this error, those with the double date are considered more valuable. One of these pennies can easily featch more than $1,000.
We’ve discussed the popularity of the Indian Head design throughout the 1800s, but it really can’t be overstated. This design was used so much that the public began to believe the design had been overused by the time the 1900s came around, which led the government to focus on other designs. Many pennies came out with President Lincoln as the main feature rather than an Indian Head, which was a significant design change. However, Indian Head cents weren’t completely done away with yet, but very few of them continued to be minted. This 1909 S Indian Head Cent is one of the few batches that came out during the early 1900s, which makes it a rare and valuable find. Most collectors will spend over $1,300 for a single one of these pennies.