Most Valuables.

BOOK?

The Codex Leicester, Leonardo da Vinci — $30.8 million

book - most valuables.


The most famous of da Vinci’s scientific journals, the 72-page notebook is filled with the great thinker’s handwritten musings and theories on everything from fossils to the movement of water to what makes the moon glow. The manuscript was first purchased in 1717 by Thomas Coke, who later became the Earl of Leicester, and then, in 1980, bought from the Leicester estate by art collector Armand Hammer (whose name the manuscript bore for the fourteen years he owned it). In 1994, Bill Gates nabbed the journal at auction for $30,800,000, making it the most expensive book ever purchased.




COIN?

The 1933 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle - $6.6 million


coin - most valuables.


Ok, so this coin has a weird story. From what I remember hearing, the coins were made and released in a pretty large quantity. However, taking in the economic state of the country at the time, Roosevelt canceled the circulation and had the ones that got out taken back to be melted down. All but two coins were supposedly melted down. However, a small few were smuggled out somehow. Although few remained uncovered, they were later found and sent to the mint to be authenticated (the finder clearly didn't know they were smuggled out in the first place). Being illegal to own, the mint kept them. Leaving 1 available coin. It was put up in auction recently getting a crazy bid for its scarcity.




BASEBALL CARD?

near-mint condition 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner Rookie card - $2.8 Million


Honus Wagner Rookie Card


Although this is the most valuable card known to exist. The most valuable card ever actually would be a near mint condition 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth Rookie Card (unlike the one you see below which is apparently, not mint what-so-ever.)


1914 Babe Ruth Baseball Card


This card has an estimated value of 3 to 5 millions bucks!



COMIC BOOK?

Action Comics, No. 1 - $1.5 million

comic - most valuables.


This Comic was the first to introduce Superman to the world and was made in April 1938.




HISTORICAL ARTIFACT/GEM?

The Koh-I-Noor Diamond - "Priceless" (or "supposedly" 3.5 times the wealth of the whole world)

kohinoor daimond


Ok, so this Indian diamond apparently use to be the largest in the world. It has an unbelievable history of ownership involving a legendary history period. It apparently has only ever been acquired through conquest and dates back to 1200s. Apart of it, in oval shape, has been crafted into the British queen's crown and is actually valued to be around $17 billion dollars, I believe.




PHOTOGRAPH?

Gursky's Rhein II - $4.3 Million

photo - most valuables.


Cool snap shot of Rhine River, bro...I might just buy a camera.




PAINTING?

Edvard Munches 1895 "The Scream" - 119.9 Million

painting - most valuables.


A painting expressing the author's suffering. His like whole family died off while he was young. However, one of his sisters was sent to an insane asylum where this picture apparently takes place near. You could hear the screams from the asylum there.


BUT NO WAIT. there's a better one...

No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock - $140 million

paintinggg - most valuables.


...much more skill involved there. alot more meaning. you know?


SPORTS MEMORABILIA?

A football signed by the entire 1st super bowl winning Packers team?
A baseball signed by babe ruth and mickey mantle and stuff?
No...


Mark McGwire's 70th Home Run Ball - $3 Million

sports - most valuables.


He had two really faithful, really rich fans that just battled at auction.



RECORD?

John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy (Geffen US Album, 1980) Autographed by Lennon five hours before Mark David Chapman assassinated him. - $525,000

benson double fantasy


whoa.



SWORD?

Napoleon Bonaparte's Arabic Sword - $7.6 Million

sword - most valuables.


However, this is the most expensive know. The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang's, katana is in the process of uncovering and has a bright future.

ALSO.

Napoleon's upper right canine is the most valuable TOOTH, dude - $19,140. Supposably extracted from his mouth due to scurvy?



GUN?

The Pistol that Shot Lincoln - $220 Million +

gun - most valuables.


A man offered the above price for it but it was rejected! so damn, man.




HOUSE?

Antilla, Mumbai, India - $1-$2 billion

house - most valuables.


The world's only billion dollar home is a 27-floor, 600 foot "modern Taj Mahal" built in South Mumbai for the family of businessman Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries.




TOY?

1963 G.I. Joe prototype - $200,000



The most valuable toy soldier in the world is the first handcrafted 1963 G.I. Joe prototype, sold in 2003 to Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi at a Heritage Comics auction in Dallas.




SCULPTURE?

Giacometti Walking Man- $104,300,000

sculp - most valuables.


Alberto Giacometti's six-foot-high bronze sculpture




CAR?

Bugatti Veyron - $2.9 Million

car - most valuables.


This model is made of 24k gold and 7.2 carats of diamonds dude!


GOOGLE FOR MORE, cause im done. enjoy.

  • Stoy
  • June 19, 2012, 12:22 am
You might be interested

Comments

Reply Attach
  • 2

    That car would be hella soft, wouldn't it?

    Reply
  • 1

    why would anyone in their right mind want to pay 4.3 million for that photograph?!

    Its art, ive seen a dog shit go for £3000
    - BEASTY June 19, 2012, 8:40 am
    ima have to call bull shit on that one. ;). no, but thats crazy. gotta pic? lol
    - Stoy June 19, 2012, 10:40 am
    ima have to call bull shit on that... ;)
    - Stoy June 19, 2012, 4:16 pm
    not of what i saw a few years ago, but this about covers just how fucking retarded art really is
    giant inflatable dog shit at a outdoor art exhibition
    - BEASTY June 19, 2012, 7:51 pm
    Reply
  • 1

    most art that looks like a 4 year old did it is bought for as much as it is simply because of name most of the time, and is made to express the artists emotions. The scream and No. 5 are perfect examples of this, because both artists went through hell and they both expressed it through a form of organized chaos that is so simplistic that any person can do it,especially pollock's work, because any person can be in a same situation as they were.

    Reply
Related Posts
Loading...