Everyday, Collectors.com discovers more collectibles listed on the site (currently at over 63 million and counting). But have you ever wondered what some of the most valuable items are?  We wondered, so we put together four items from four separate verticals that are valued in the millions.

1792 Silver Center Cent, image via Legend Numismatics
1792 Silver Center Cent, image via Legend Numismatics

From 1 Cent to Millions

How much can a coin appreciate given over 200 years to do so? In the case of this coin, from 1 cent to $5.5 million. In 1792, four test coins were produced for the One Cent piece from the nascent U.S. Mint: a large copper piece, a copper piece with a silver center, a piece featuring a fusion of silver and copper and one more of only copper. This coin, the renowned 1792 Silver Center Cent, emerged from the four test coins, and now over 200 years later, there are only 14 of these fabled coins known. This particular coin, graded at MS67BN by PCGS, is the finest example of the 14 known.
1939 Flash ashcan, image via eBay
1939 Flash ashcan, image via eBay

1939 Flew By in a Flash

Flash back to 1939, when DC was developing a flashy new character by the name of, wait for it, The Flash. But the problem was that DC didn’t have the rights yet, and they were vying for the name with another company, Fawcett. This ashcan, which in comic-speak refers to a sort of prototype produced for legal purposes, was rushed through development, beating out Fawcett and earning DC one of their most legendary heroes in the process. This ashcan is valued at $5 million.
1989 NFL Hall of Fame Ring, image via eBay
1989 NFL Hall of Fame Ring, image via eBay

Lord of the Gridiron Rings

Willie Woods played for 12 seasons for the Green Bay Packers, amassing eight Pro Bowl selections, two Super Bowl championships and 48 interceptions. After hanging up his cleats in 1971, Woods was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1989 and presented with a ring — reportedly, this ring, valued at $2.5 million.

Collection of science fiction books, image via Collectors.com
Collection of science fiction books, image via Collectors.com

World’s Best Science Fiction Collection

How many reading hours would 21,000 books and magazines equate to? Well, for $2.5 million you can answer that question. This immense collection of 21,000 science fiction works, dating from the late 1890s to 2010s, is organized by date and includes massive complete sets from various publishers.

How to Find These Items Using Collectors.com

Finding the most expensive, least expensive, newest or most popular item on Collectors.com is simple, and can be done in two “Search” clicks.
From the Home page, simply click Search without entering any text in the search bar.  Then, scroll below the search bar to the “Sort by:” option, and select your desired filter: “High to Low,” “Popularity,” etc. The rest is up to you.

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