Most expensive collection of coins sold at auction
Eliasberg Collection
44900000 US dollar(s)
United States (Bowers and Merena Galleries,New Hampshire)
The highest price ever paid for a coin collection is $44,900,000 (£31,800,000) for the Eliasberg Collection sold over three auctions in 1982, 1996 and 1997 at Bowers and Merena Galleries, New Hampshire, USA. From the 1930s until 1950 Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1896-1976), a leading Baltimore banker and financier, attempted and accomplished what had never been tried before - to collect an example of each and every major United States coin variety from the 1793 half cent to the 1933 double eagle.