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Why add this 1854 Liberty Head Type I Gold $1 coin to your collection of 19th century American coinage?
The first dollar denomination gold coin series issued by the U.S. Mint was the Type 1 Liberty Head series, which was produced for only six years, from 1849-1854. Boasting a size of merely 13 mm in diameter, the coin is notably the smallest coin ever produced by the Mint. The coin was not popular among the general public, as its tiny size made it difficult to handle and easy to lose. As a result, the original Type I design was retired and replaced in 1854 with a thinner coin having a larger diameter.
Stunning Liberty Head Dollar Design
Obverse: Lady Liberty is depicted wearing a "LIBERTY" inscribed headband on the obverse, surrounded by thirteen stars.
Reverse: On the reverse, the inscription "1 DOLLAR 1854" appears at the center of a laurel wreath. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" encircles the graphic. Imagery for the coin was crafted by James Barton Longacre, the 4th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1844-1869.
Beautiful Mint State 63 Condition
This 1854 Liberty Head Type I Gold Dollar coin was submitted to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for authentication and review. Possessing an impressive strike, a significant amount of original Mint luster and excellent eye appeal, the coin was awarded the grade of Mint State 63. The gold dollar coin is presented in a protective holder with a PCGS certification label.
Make this superbly graded Type I 1854 Liberty Head Gold Dollar coin the next addition to your collection!
This 1854 Liberty Head Type 1 $1 Gold Coin Type I 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:||1854|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Liberty wearing a coronet|
|Reverse Design:||1 Dollar with wreath|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||James B. Longacre|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||James B. Longacre|