The 9 PC. gold set gives an impressive cross section of American gold design. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned collector, this is a set you should consider purchasing for your collection.
The Type I Gold Dollar is a Liberty Head, minted from 1849 to 1854. The classically beautiful Type III Gold Dollar, known as an Indian Head, was minted from 1856 until 1889 and features the image of Miss Liberty wearing a feathered Indian headdress on the obverse and a wreath encircling the denomination and date on the reverse. Coin selection depends on dealer inventory.
The $2.50 Liberty Head was the longest lasting design in U.S. history, being minted from 1840 through 1907. The coin was designed by Christian Gobrecht, the coin weighs 4.18 grams and contains .12094 ounces of pure gold. Although the design remained largely the same throughout the years, there were some minor.
Designed by Bela Lyon Pratt, a student of the famous sculptor and coin designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this coin is interesting for its “incuse” design. An incuse design is one that is sunk below the surface, while most coins feature a design that is raised above the surface. This design was an attempt to combat counterfeiting and the $2.50 Indian Head and $5 Indian Head were the only U.S. coins produced in this manner.
Minted from 1795 through 1908, the $5 Liberty Head went through minor design changes along the years but always featured a portrait of Miss Liberty on the obverse and an American Eagle on the reverse. These coins have become increasingly rare, especially in uncirculated, Mint State 62 grade.
The $5 Indian Head coin is—along with the $2.50 Indian Head—one of only two American coins cast with an incuse design. The coin was initially struck in 1908 and continued to be minted until 1929. This coin is still in high demand due to its interesting history and unique design.
The $10 Liberty Head was minted from 1795 to 1907 and features a design that is similar to the $5 Liberty Head which it was minted alongside. Prices for the $10 Liberty Head are near an all-time low and the rarity of these coins makes them an excellent buy for collectors.
The $10 Indian Head is a rare coin that displays the renaissance of American coinage during the turn of the twentieth century. Designed by Saint-Gaudens at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, this coin was minted only intermittently and as a result is a rare and sought after coin.
The $20 Liberty is one of the most recognizable American coins ever minted, due in large part to its beautiful design and long run. Minted from 1849 through 1907, the coin was in three different types. Type I is also referred to as the “No Motto” variant, Type II is identified by the phrase “Twenty D” on the reverse, which was replaced with “Twenty Dollars” for the Type III variant.
Also referred to as the Double Eagle, this coin was designed by the famed American sculptor and coin designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the request of President Roosevelt. The obverse of this coin shows Miss Liberty holding a torch, while the reverse displays an American Eagle. The design is considering by many to represent the best design ever minted by the United States.