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1853 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head PCGS MS62

1853 Gold Type 1 Liberty Head PCGS MS62
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Why order this 1853 $1 Gold Liberty Head Type 1?

Part of a mintage of 4,076,051 pieces of its kind to be struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1853, this Gold Liberty Head Type 1 would fit beautifully in any collection of historic American coins. Its relatively high mintage would make it noticeably absent from any collection that did not include it. The coin was struck from 1.67 g of .900 fine gold. It is especially noteworthy because it was part of the final year in which only Type 1 coins were issued. In the following year, both Type 1 and Type 2 coins were minted.

Classic Liberty Design by James Longacre

Both faces of this coin were designed by James B. Longacre. The obverse features a left-side profile of Liberty. She wears a coronet on which there is an inscription of her name, and her long hair cascades down the back of her neck. Thirteen stars along the rim represent the original states.

The face value, "1 DOLLAR," and date, "1853," are inscribed at the center of the reverse. The "1" extends through the open part of a wreath that otherwise encircles them. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" arches over the design.

Uncirculated MS62

The experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 62. That grade indicates that a coin lacks any signs of wear.

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Year of Issue:1853
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS62
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:1.672 g
Weight in Ounces:0.0538 oz
Diameter:13 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Reverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre