The Samlerhuset Group has taken the world´s most expensive coin, a 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, on an eight country European tour.
With a value of over ten million US dollars, the Bruce Morelan Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is by many experts believed to be the very first silver dollar struck by the United States Mint. This is the first time the coin has been publicly exhibited outside the United States.
Ole Bjorn Fausa, one of the owners of the Samlerhuset Group says:
“We are delighted to be bringing such an exciting exhibition to Europe. It’s incredible to think that this coin represents the very beginning of what has become the world’s most important currency. Its record breaking value and beauty make it a ‘must see’ for anyone, young or old, with an interest in history, America, design or who simply want to see something extraordinary. We hope as many people as possible take up this one-off opportunity to see the world’s most expensive coin while it is on European soil.”
The renowned coin is owned by New Jersey businessman, Bruce Morelan who comments:
“I’m extremely proud to own the first American Silver Dollar ever to be struck, it is the centerpiece of my collection. For me, its rarity, quality and pedigree make it the ultimate collectible coin, and one hundred percent worthy of being the world’s most valuable coin. I’m honored to own the coin and see it go on display in Europe so that many more people may enjoy its unique qualities.”
The coin is being displayed alongside an original copy of the American Declaration of Independence, printed in Boston in July 1776, and owned by New Jersey businessman Brian Hendelson.
For more about the history of the coin, please watch this short film: 1794 silver dollar