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1851 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head $1 Coin PCGS MS63

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1851 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head $1 Coin PCGS MS63
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Why add this 1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 coin to your collection of precious metal treasures?

The U.S. Mint introduced the Liberty Head Gold Dollar series in 1849. The coin was the first dollar denomination gold coin to be issued by the Mint. Featuring a diameter of merely 13 mm, the coin also holds a place in Mint history as the smallest-ever U.S. gold dollar. Known as the Type I style design, the Liberty Head graphic created by 4th Chief Engraver of the Mint, James Barton Longacre, was minted on the gold dollar for just six years, until 1854.

  • This 1851 Liberty Head Dollar coin was struck from 0.0484 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold.
  • The coin is a product of the Philadelphia Mint (no Mint mark).
  • Final mintage is reported to be 3,317,671 coins.

The Liberty Head Gold Dollar Design

Obverse: A left facing portrait of Lady Liberty adorns the obverse. Her hair is artfully styled, with several loose tendrils coiling below a beaded headband inscribed with the declaration "LIBERTY." As an homage to the original colonies, Liberty is encircled by thirteen six-pointed stars.

Reverse: The inscription "1 DOLLAR 1851" dominates the reverse design, located at the center of a ribbon-tied wreath of laurel branches. The additional inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" curves above, attractively framing the majority of the wreath.

Beautiful Mint State 63

This 1851 Liberty Head Gold Dollar coin received the impressive grade of Mint State 63 from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Expect the coin to be superbly struck, featuring a high percentage of original Mint luster and tremendous eye appeal. The coin is sonically sealed in a protective holder accompanied by a PCGS certification label.

Make this impressively graded pre-American Civil War Era 1851 Liberty Head Gold $1 coin a part of your collection of historic coinage treasures today!



This 1851 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head $1 Coin PCGS MS63 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1851
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS63
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Diameter:13 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
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