Measuring only 13 millimeters in diameter, this $1 Liberty has the distinction of being the smallest of the U.S. gold coins. The Type I Gold Dollar bears the crowned image of Miss Liberty surrounded by 13 stars (signifying the original 13 colonies) on the obverse and a wreath encircles the denomination and date on the reverse.
On just a few of the 1849 issues, Miss Liberty's head is very small. In 1849 the Type I Gold Dollars were minted with a closed wreath and an open wreath.
July of 2004 an open wreath 1849 Charlotte minted coin in Mint State 63 condition sold for $690,000.
From 1849 to 1854 a total of 12,565,273 coins were minted. These coins were produced at the Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans and San Francisco mints. The average mintage figure is 546,316. The most common vanities are 1853 - 1851 & 1852 Philadelphia minted examples.
Of the 23 dates and mint marks of this coin, the 1854 D has the lowest mintage of only 2,935. Only five of the dates in this series exceed the average mintage figure of 546,316, leaving the remaining 18 dates and mint marks far below the average.
These coins are a proud cornerstone addition to any collection. A exceptional piece of American history that truly shows the value of a dollar.
Our recommended conditions are PCGS or NGC certified "AU 50 or better,"
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