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1854 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess NGC AU55

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Why purchase this Type 2 1854 $1 Gold Indian Princess?

The Gold Dollar was issued from 1849-1889, but the Type 2 variety was only issued in two years, part of 1854 and all of 1855. Adding to its scarcity is the fact that many did not survive and instead were melted down. Accordingly, this AU55 piece, which comes from a mintage of just 783,943 pieces, is perfect for any collector who appreciates scarcity. The coin was struck on a planchet of 1.67 g of .900 fine gold at the Philadelphia Mint. The Type 2 features a larger diameter of 15mm

Stunning Indian Princess Design by James Longacre

James Longnacre created the designs for both faces of this coin. On the obverse is an Indian Princess, who has long curly hair. On her head is a feathered headdress. Although the headdress is meant to resemble a Native American one, Longacre modeled the figure after a Roman statue, Venus Accroupie. The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," encircles the image along the rim.

A wreath of corn, cotton, tobacco, and wheat encircles a pair of inscriptions on Longacre's reverse. The inscriptions provide the coin's face value, "1 DOLLAR," and date, "1854."

Well Preserved AU55

According to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is in Almost Uncirculated 55 condition. Coins that receive that grade retain full details and display only the slightest traces of circulation wear.

Add this $1 Gold 1854 Type 2 Indian Princess to your collection today.


Year of Issue:1854
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU55
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:1.7 g
Weight in Ounces:0.0547 oz
Diameter:14.30 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:783,943
Reverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre