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Discogs Reveals Top 100 All-Time Most Expensive Records Bought in the USA

You won't believe these prices
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Today, Discogs released a comprehensive list of the Top 100 Most Expensive items ever purchased in the United States through the Discogs Marketplace since its launch in 2005.

Prices start at $2,247 and range to $15,000 for these highly valued items. Every one of the releases that have made the list has a unique story that contributes to them being worth a fortune. Discogs has included a link to each release where you can find release notes that will help shed light on their worth and collectibility.

Discogs Top 100 list criteria included albums that were actually sold and paid for on Discogs to buyers located in the United States. All prices have been converted to USD based on exchange rates at the time of sale. Duplicates are included, so some releases might appear more than once. Below are the top 3 most expensive from the list. 

#1 Prince – Black Album

Price: $15,000.00 

Sold: 2016-04-22 

Format: 2×12″, Album, Promo

Label: Warner Bros. Records


#2 Charley Patton – Love My Stuff / Jersey Bull Blues

Price: $7,089.36

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Sold: 2017-08-09

Format: Shellac, 10″

Label: Vocalion (2)


#3 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

Price: $6,250.00

Sold: 2018-12-01

Format: 4×12″, S/Sided, Album, RE, 200 + 4×12″, S/Sided, A 

Label: Atlantic, Classic Records


For the rest of the list, click here

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