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Why does this 1852 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar coin belong in your collection?
The Type 1 Liberty Head was the U.S. Mint's first ever dollar denomination gold coin, its production a result of the discovery of gold in California. Struck from 0.0484 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold, it was also the smallest gold coin ever produced by the Mint, measuring merely 13 mm in diameter, which is less than 75% of the Roosevelt Dime's 17.9 mm size! The series was short-lived, minted for only six years, from 1849 until 1854, at which time the design was slightly altered and the diameter increased to an easier to manage 15 mm. Mintage of this 1852 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar struck at the Philadelphia Mint is reported to be 2,045,351.
1852, the year this coin was issued, was an eventful year in United States history. It was the year the first intercollegiate athlete event was held, a boat race between Harvard and Yale, and the year U.S President Milliard Fillmore sent Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan to open trade. 1852 was also an election year and saw Democrat Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire become the 14th President of the United States. Bonus Fun Fact, Pierce was one of only four Presidents to serve a full term as President without a Vice-President. Notable births in this year include F.W Woolworth who founded the Woolworth chain of store. One of the reasons people love classic pieces like this $1 Liberty Head from 1852 is their tie to our Nation's history. Now you can bring a piece of 1852 home to your collection.
Stunning Patriotic Designs Chief Engraver James Barton Longacre
Lady Liberty is portrayed in a left facing pose on the obverse, her hair partially gathered, while several tendrils curl down her nape. The image is encircled by thirteen stars, with "LIBERTY" inscribed upon her beaded crown.
The reverse features a laurel wreath surrounded by the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," with "1 DOLLAR 1852" at the center.
Gorgeous Mint State 63
This 1852 Liberty Head Type 1 Gold Dollar coin has been reviewed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and deemed to be in remarkable Mint State 63 condition. The coin is presented in a labeled NGC protective holder.
Make (a little!) room in your collection for this 1852 Type 1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar coin!
This 1852 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head $1 Coin NGC MS63 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
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