Rare Coins & Currency

Rare Coins & Currency from Around the World

Own a piece of history with APMEX’s vast collection of Rare Currency featuring coins from around the world.

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The history revolving around Rare Currency is essential, depending on the specific item. Monetary changes have taken place during many significant world events, including the Civil War and the turn of the 20th century. When a rare coin holds a higher value than the price of its metal content, the coin is said to have numismatic value. These rare items hold higher valuebecause they transcend time and place.

Rare Coins

APMEX carries popular rare coins, including:

Along with the more familiar face values, APMEX offers customers a wider range of Rare Coins for purchase.

  • Silver Dollars (1794-1978): Silver Dollars are a general circulation coin produced by the United States Mint for more than 140 years. Bust Silver Dollars were among the first minted and only produced for a short time, making them popular among collectors. This relatively small mintage means very few of these fascinating coins survived to be in contemporary collections.

    The Morgan Silver Dollar is said to be the most beautiful of all the Silver Dollar designs. This famous coin was released in 1878, and production continued through 1904 when the Peace Dollar replaced it. Though, due to the high popularity of the Morgan Dollar, it was produced again for one year in 1921.

    Considered one of the most famous examples of U.S. currency, Peace Silver Dollars were minted from 1921 through 1935.

Peace Silver Dollars are significant because they were the last circulated U.S. dollar coin struck from Silver. Peace Silver Dollars were the final series of dollar coins in full-time production for more than 35 years until 1971. Browse our full selection of 1794-1978 silver dollars today.

Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins: These Gold coins survived the 1933 legislation from President Roosevelt banning anyone from owning monetary Gold. All monetary Gold in 1933 had to be returned to the U.S. Treasury. The surviving Gold coins are highly sought-after by collectors and investors worldwide because of their rarity and beauty.

  • Classic U.S. Commemorative Coins: Some U.S. coins were minted the celebrate historical figures and important events. Each coin has a historical component and holds high numismatic value, making them pieces of history themselves.

    Classic United States Gold Commemorativecoins celebrate U.S. historical events between 1892 and 1954. Some of the nation’s most significant sculptors designed these timeless U.S. Gold coins. Investors and collectors alike believe these Gold coins to be among the most attractive designs in our nation’s history.

    These U.S. coins also come in Silver to celebrate well-known events from U.S. history. With magnificent designs from famous sculptors, these Silver coins have a lasting value perfect for any collection.

  • Unusual Denominations: Many coins were produced to increase everyday purchases to improve economies. These coins, no longer in circulation, are reminders of the history of currency throughout the ages. APMEX offers various options of unusual coins dating back as far as 1800.

  • Coins from Around the World: Throughout history, there have been popular coins minted that hold a numismatic value today. APMEX offers a variety of options of valuable coins from around the world for customers, including:

    Vintage Mexican Coins: The Mexican Mint, the oldest in the Western hemisphere, has produced many iconic coins throughout its history. The mint offers a wide range of beautiful designs to display its rich history.

    Historical European Coins: Available in Gold and Silver, these historical European coins were minted from the early 1800s to the 1950s. These coins were heavily circulated during their use times, making the BU or Mint State coins available today scarce. These coins make perfect examples of European history great for any collection.

    Colonials, Patterns and More: APMEX provides a range of colonial coins , patterns, tokens and medals that hold great historical and numismatic values. Some coins with special toning or coins discovered from shipwrecks create unique visible markings on a coin.

  • Ancient and Medieval Coins: Ancient and Medieval coins represent a particular time, culture or important world event. These coins give us an important glimpse into how vital currency was and still is today. Buyers can own a piece of history in their hands with these rare coins.

Rare Currency

APMEX offers a wide variety of rare and collectible paper currency from around the world. Currency has taken on many different forms over time, from small to large and every size in between. Many of these forms of currency are no longer in circulation, increasing the value of these items. Customers can shop a range of rare currencies with APMEX, from U.S. Currency to World Currency by Region. Rare currencies from around the world provide a unique numismatic element to any collection.

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