Coin World’s Top 100 US Coins

List of Winners, by Year

 

Our spotlight on the most popular coins

Our editors compile and maintain lists of the most influential People, Companies and top coins. While the members of these lists get a deep dive in our FREE Special Interest Publications, you can see a list of them each year on this page below.

This page features our top 100 US coins, the list of which debuted in 2023.

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2023

The list of the Top 100 US Coins was published in detail for the first time in the all-new Coin World Trends supplemental publication, which ships FREE each month with the Monthly issue of Coin World magazine to all subscribers.

This list was also featured in the 2023 Coin World Most Influential Companies issue, where each coin was treated to additional history, images and other editorial focus. See the issue.

# Denomination Year Description Grade
1 Shilling 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree, Large Planchet XF-40
2 Half Cent 1793 Liberty Cap, Facing Left EF-40
3 Cent 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse, AMERICA F-12
4 Cent 1793 Flowing Hair, Wreath, Vine and Bar Edge VF-20
5 Cent 1794 Flowing Hair, Liberty Cap VF-30
6 Cent 1852 Braided Hair, Large F-12
7 Cent 1853 Braided Hair, Large, Red MS-65
8 Cent 1856 Flying Eagle VF-30
9 Cent 1857 Flying Eagle MS-65
10 Cent 1877 Indian, Bronze EF-40
11 Cent 1909-S Lincoln, V.D.B. EF-40
12 Cent 1955 Double-Die Obverse AU-58
13 Three-Cent 1877 3 Cent Nickel PF-65
14 Nickel 1878 Shield, No Rays, Proof PF-65
15 Nickel 1937 Buffalo, FIVE CENTS in Recess, Proof PF-65
16 Nickel 1937-D Buffalo, 3-Legged EF-40
17 Nickel 1938-D Buffalo MS-66
18 Nickel 1903 Liberty Nickel MS-65
19 Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair XF-45
20 Half Dime 1853 Liberty Seated, Arrows MS-64
21 Dime 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle EF-45
22 Dime 1831 Capped Bust, Small Dentils MS-65
23 Dime 1837 Liberty Seated, No Stars, Large Date MS-63
24 Dime 1872-CC Liberty Seated, Legend Obverse VF-35
25 Dime 1879 Liberty Seated, Legend Obverse MS-66
26 Dime 1892 Barber, Proof PF-65
27 Dime 1894-S Barber, Proof PF-66
28 Dime 1916-D Mercury G-4
29 Dime 1916-S Mercury, Full Bands MS-66FB
30 Dime 1936 Mercury, Proof PF-65
31 Quarter 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle F-12
32 Quarter 1834 Capped Bust, Small Size MS-64
33 Quarter 1884 Liberty Seated, With Motto, Proof PF-66
34 Quarter 1892 Barber MS-63
35 Quarter 1905 Barber, Proof PF-65
36 Quarter 1913-S Barber MS-65
37 Quarter 1917 Type One - Standing Liberty, Full Head MS-65FH
38 Quarter 1930 Type Two - Standing Liberty, Full Head MS-65FH
39 Quarter 1932-D Washington, Silver EF-45
40 Quarter 1937 Washington, Silver MS-67
41 Half Dollar 1795 Flowing Hair VF-30
42 Half Dollar 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle VF-30
43 Half Dollar 1827 Capped Bust, Lettered Edge VF-30
44 Half Dollar 1831 Capped Bust, Lettered Edge MS-65
45 Half Dollar 1853 Liberty Seated, Arrows & Rays VF-30
46 Half Dollar 1879 Liberty Seated, With Motto MS-65
47 Half Dollar 1892 Barber MS-64
48 Half Dollar 1938-D Walking Liberty MS-65
49 Half Dollar 1942 Walking Liberty, Proof PF-65
50 Half Dollar 1963 Franklin, Proof, Cameo
PF-67CAM
51 Dollar 1794 Flowing Hair VF-30
52 Dollar 1795 Flowing Hair, 2 Leaves EF-40
53 Dollar 1799 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle MS-63
54 Dollar 1800 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle VF-30
55 Dollar 1871 Liberty Seated MS-64
56 Dollar 1872 Liberty Seated, Proof PF-65
57 Dollar 1878-S Trade MS-65
58 Dollar 1880 Trade, Proof PF-64
59 Dollar 1880 Morgan, Proof PF-65
60 Dollar 1881-S Morgan MS-65
61 Dollar 1884 Trade, Proof PF-65
62 Dollar 1884-CC Morgan MS-65
63 Dollar 1889-CC Morgan EF-40
64 Dollar 1893-S Morgan EF-45
65 Dollar 1895 Morgan, Proof PF-65
66 Dollar 1921 Peace, High Relief MS-65
67 Dollar 1934-S Peace, Low Relief MS-65
68 Gold Dollar 1854 Type Two, Indian Princess, Small Head MS-65
69 Gold Dollar 1889 Type Three, Indian Princess, Large Head MS-65
70 Gold Quarter Eagle - $2.5 1902 Liberty Head MS-65
71 Gold Quarter Eagle - $2.5 1903 Liberty Head PF-65
72 Gold Quarter Eagle - $2.5 1908 Indian Head, Proof PF-65
73 Gold Quarter Eagle - $2.5 1925-D Indian Head MS-63
74 Three-Dollar Gold 1878 $3 Dollar MS-65
75 Four-Dollar Gold 1879 $4 Stella, Flowing Hair, Proof PF-65
76 Gold Half Eagle - $5 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle AU-55
77 Gold Half Eagle - $5 1813 Capped Head MS-64
78 Gold Half Eagle - $5 1901-S Liberty Head MS-64
79 Gold Half Eagle - $5 1909-D Indian Head MS-63
80 Gold Eagle - $10 1795 Capped Bust, Small Eagle, 13 Leaves AU-55
81 Gold Eagle - $10 1883-O Liberty Head, With Motto AU-50
82 Gold Eagle - $10 1898 Liberty Head, With Motto PF-65
83 Gold Eagle - $10 1901-S Liberty Head MS-65
84 Gold Eagle - $10 1932 Indian Head MS-64
85 Gold Eagle - $10 1907 Indian Head, Wire Edge MS-65
86 Gold Eagle - $10 1908 Indian Head, With Motto, Matte, Proof PF-66
87 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1856-O Liberty Head, No Motto AU-55
88 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1870-CC Liberty Head, With Motto, Twenty D EF-45
89 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1904 Liberty Head MS-63
90 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1904 Liberty Head, Proof PF-65
91 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1907 Saint Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Edge MS-64
92 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1908 Saint Gaudens, With Motto, Matte PF-64
93 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1924 Saint Gaudens MS-65
94 Gold - Double Eagle - $20 1931-D Saint Gaudens, With Motto MS-64
95 Silver Commemorative - Quarter 1893 Isabella MS-65
96 Silver Commemorative - Dollar 1900 Lafayette MS-65
97 Silver Commemorative - Half Dollar 1936 Wisconsin MS-65
98 Gold Commemorative - Dollar 1903 Lousiana Purchase, Jefferson MS-65
99 Gold Commemorative - $50 1915-S Panama Pacific, $50 Octagonal MS-64
100 Territorial Gold - U.S. Assay Office 1851 Augustus Humbert $50, RE, 887 EF-40