7. Silver Dollar Class 1 – 1804 – (The Watters-Childs Specimen)
Cost: $4.1 Million
The Silver Dollar Class 1 1804 is number seven on our list.
The “King of U.S Coins” specimen sold for $4.1 Million dollars in August 1999. It is the best-known 1804 Silver dollar.
It was graded proof-68 by the Professional Coin Grading Service. In 1999 it was the most expensive coin in the world, surpassing the previous leader by more that twice.
Over the years, the coin has been owned by some very impressive people, such as Henry Chapman and Virgil Brand, the Sultan of Muscat, the Poque family, and Henry Chapman.
The coin was again put up for auction in 2016. It received an astonishing offer of $10.575,000. This was the highest amount ever offered for a coin.
The reserve price for the auction did not allow the coin to sell, so the price was not reached.
The 1804 Silver Dollar Class 1 Watters Specimen is still worth $4.1 million.