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What is the most valuable coin currently produced for circulation?

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GoldenGarfield
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What is the most valuable coin produced for circulation today in terms of face value? I know the most valuable banknote is the 10,000 ringgit from Brunei, followed by the 1,000 franc bill from Switzerland. But what is it in terms of coins. It has to be made as a standard circulation coin and it has to be minted in 2020. Collector value doesn’t count, and the value is measured in buying power, not the number on the coin, e.g. the L.1000 coin from Italy (it wouldn’t count anyway as it has not been produced since 2002) is not the most valuable because its buying power was 47 US cents.
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Mr. Midnight
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I'll take a shot and guess Japan's 500 yen coins
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces193691.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces173795.html
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COINMAN1
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Not seen any 2020 coins in the UK yet, so it is very difficult to say what is the most expensive circulation coin is.
I know the 2009 Kew Gardens 50 pence is now selling for over £100, so 200 times face value is not a bad return.
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GoldenGarfield
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I’ll edit the post to make the criteria more clear. Numismatic value doesn’t count, it has to be spendable face value. It also has to be in terms of conversion rates and buying power. Zimbabwe produced a $100 trillion note, but that wouldn’t be it as the conversion rate to the US dollar was only about 40 cents.
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oynbcn
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Hi, if I understand the question, it will be possible that this coin could be 5 Swiss francs?

Its value is 5 Francs = 4.72€
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces195.html

500 Yen coin = 4.24€
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces2122.html

I don't know if the Swiss circulating coin is the most valuable...let us know it.
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GoldenGarfield
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I suspected it was the Swiss 5 francs! I was wondering if there was some obscure coin that’s worth more but I think that’s it.
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Mr. Midnight
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Aha, 5 CHF.
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adanieluy
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As long as I know, could be the 5 Pesos Convertibles from Cuba, that is worth 5 USD, I heard would mint 2020 issue, but so far no news about it.

TIll September, last year, when got demonetized, 1000 Pesos Uruguayos from 2011 was valid, so would be 22.22 USD
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Moneytane
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In nor order, but all these are up there!

5 Swiss Francs = NZ $8.35
500 Yen = NZ $8.02
20 Danish Kroner = $4.50
£2 Sterling = $4.25
20 Norwegian Kroner = $3.60
2 Euros = $3.50
2 Swiss Francs = $3.35

Not sure if real, but heard Singapore has a $5 coin that circulates now, if so
Singapore $5 = $5.70

Let me know if I have missed anything.
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GoldenGarfield
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I wasn’t able to find any information on a circulating 5 SGD coin. I have 3 coins on the list: the 2 GBP coin (I live in the UK so they’re not hard to find) the 2 EUR coin (brought back from my travels in Europe) and the 2 CHF coin (brought back from Switzerland). I desperately need the 5 CHF coin (I’ll probably get one from friends in Switzerland).
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LargoRich
Joined: 18-Mar-2017
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There are plenty of the Japan 500 Yen types to fit your requirements. There are 76 different types of 500 Yen coins which are still monetized, both regular circulating and circulating commemorative types. The Numista catalog list two 2020 Olympics 500 that will probably be redesigned or not issued as the postponement of this years Olympics has occurred. Too bad, as they were handsome designs as most Japanese coins are!
JustforFun
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Quote: "Mr. Midnight"​I'll take a shot and guess Japan's 500 yen coins
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces193691.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces173795.html
​This and the 5 from the switzerland are one of the highest that currently circulate.
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Moneytane
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I am sure in another thread, we decided the same thing, the Swiss Franc is high due to their security and some ancient agreement in the 1800s?

Also having visited Switzerland, the 5 Franc may have a high face value - but very little buying power there. Prices for most things are 2 - 3 times as much as Austria and nearly 2 x as much Germany - its a very expensive place to live in.

I mean a takeaway coffee cost 9 Francs, a litre of fuel was CHF 1.80 and that was in 2014!, it was €1.28 in Feldkirchen Austria. McDonalds was like CHF 15 for a basic combo and they had a notice saying "Nein grossen banknote" and it showed a 1000Franc and €200 and €500 notes, yet they sniffed at me paying with 2 crumpled 10's.


Big money or not?
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