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1854 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess PCGS AU50

1854 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess PCGS AU50
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Price: $495.00
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Why purchase this 1854 Type 2 $1 Gold Indian Princess?

The Type 2 Gold Dollar is a special coin in American history in that it was only minted for two years, including just part of 1854. The Type 2 was introduced to make the diameter of the Gold Dollar larger, while it was replaced with the Type 3 to eliminate production problems caused by the design. Like other gold dollars, it was struck on a 1.67 g planchet of .900 fine gold. The Philadelphia Mint produced 783,943 of these in 1854.

Beloved Indian Princess Design by James Longacre

James Longacre's obverse design gives the coin its name, "Indian Princess," but he modeled the figure off of a Roman marble statue, Venus Accroupie. She is shown in left-side profile wearing a feathered headdress. Her likeness is encircled by the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

On the reverse, a wreath encircles a pair of inscriptions. The wreath is made from cotton, corn, tobacco, and wheat, while the inscriptions read, "1 DOLLAR," and "1854."

Beautifully Preserved AU50

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) gave this coin an About Uncirculated grade. That grade indicates that a coin has full details outside of some minor softness on the high points.

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


Year of Issue:1854
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:AU50
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