10 of the Most Collectable Coins in the World

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Written By Natasha Jones
I'm Natasha Jones, an avid collector of coins, stamps, and paper money. My passion drives me to seek unique finds, from antique shops to international exchanges. I enjoy connecting with fellow collectors through forums and meet-ups, sharing discoveries and insights. Collecting, for me, is about preserving history and building a community around this shared interest.

There are many collectible coins globally, but some are more sought after than others. Here is a list of 10 of the most collectible coins in the world. Whether you’re a collector or not, looking at some of the rarest and most valuable coins out there is interesting!

World’s Collectable Coins:

1. The Umayyad Dinar of Yazid II

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The Umayyad Dinar of Yazid II was minted in 103 AH or 722 AD and is considered one of the most collectible coins. This coin has a diameter of 20 millimeters, weighs approximately 4.25 grams, and has an estimated value between $24,000-$33,000. It is made from gold.

2. 1996 UEFA European Football Championship Gold Proof £2 Coin

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This collectible coin was issued to commemorate the 1996 European Football Championship. 5 million were minted. It has a diameter of 28.4 millimeters and weighs approximately 16 grams.

You can get this coin at an online marketplace for as little as £5-£7. However, there are different versions of this coin that were minted. The rare version can fetch up to £1,000.

3. Gordian III Gold Aureus NGC MS 5×4

This coin was minted in 238 AD and is made from gold. It was minted with the picture of Roman Emperor Gordian III. It has a diameter of approximately 20 millimeters, weighs about grams, and is graded as MS-64 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

This collectible coin can sell for more than $15,000 at auction.

4. South Korea Silver Proof 20000 Won Coin

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This collectible coin was minted in 2006 to commemorate the 560th Anniversary of Hangeul Day. It is made from .999 silver and weighs about 19 grams; it has a diameter of 32.5 millimeters and a thickness of 2.3 millimeters. The coin was made round with a square hole in the middle. This uncirculated coin can be purchased at online marketplaces for around $100-150.

5. 1995 Panda 10 Yuan 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin

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This coin was minted in 1995, and the total mintage is 168,000. It is made from .999 silver, weighing about 31.103 grams; it has a diameter of 40 millimeters and a thickness of approximately three millimeters.

6. Australian 1968 2c PCGS MS66

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This coin was minted in 1968 and had a mintage of only 126,000; this coin is made from copper-nickel and weighs about two grams. It has a diameter of 17.91 millimeters and a thickness of .92 millimeters.

7. Russian 2 Kopeks “7 ribbons” 1926 – 1935

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The coin was minted from 1926 to 1935, made from aluminum and bronze, and weighed about two grams. It has a diameter of 18 millimeters and a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. The collectible coin can sell for between $1000 – $5000 at online marketplaces.

8. 1921 One Rupee Silver Coin George V King – British India

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This collectible coin was minted in 1921, made from .917 silver, weighs about 11 grams, and has a diameter of 30.5 millimeters. This collectible coin can sell for as much as $5000 at online marketplaces.

9. 1935 Adolf Hitler WWII 5 Reichsmark Coin with Eagle 

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This coin was minted in the 1980s to commemorate the anniversary of Hitler’s birthday. It is made from nickel and weighs about 21.5 grams. It has a diameter of 35 millimeters.

10. 1 Pitis Malacca Coin

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There are many versions of these coins available online. They were minted around 1446-1459 and were made from tin.

Unfortunately, these coins are not good because they were stamped from tins. These coins weigh about 1.62 grams and have a diameter of 19.6 millimeters.

Before you go…

Collectible coins are a great way to add value to your collection. These are just a few of the most collectible coins in the world. Be sure to do your research before purchasing any collectible coin. There are many fakes or replica coins in the market. The weight and diameter can help to determine the authenticity of the coins. Make sure you know what you’re buying and the potential value that it could have down the road. Always consult with an expert if you are not sure.

Check out my next article: “10 Old Coin Collections You Must Have in Your Collection.

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