Most expensive coin sold at auction
1933 Double Eagle
18,872,250 US dollar(s)
United States (New York)

The most expensive coin sold at auction is The 1933 Double Eagle which sold for $18,872,250 (£13,334,400 / €15,495,400) at Sotheby's in New York, USA, on 9 June 2021.

The coin, which depicts an American eagle in flight on one side and Liberty striding forward on the other, has a face value of $20. It is the only coin of its kind ever allowed to be privately owned. The expected selling price was $10-15 million.