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1854 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess PCGS AU58

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1854 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess PCGS AU58

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

Two different types of Gold Dollars were issued in 1854, as the coin underwent a change to accommodate those who said that it was too easy to lose. This is the second of them, the Type 2 version - the diameter had been enlarged from 13 to 15mm in response to complaints. Type 2 Gold Dollars were only issued in two years, part of 1854 and 1855. That short mintage period and the fact that many were melted down shortly after they were issued makes this coin an elusive target for collectors. With an AU58 grade, this coin is an attractive choice among those that survived. It was struck on a 1.67 g planchet of .900 fine gold at the Philadelphia Mint., which struck 783,943 of them that year.

Classic Liberty Head Design by James Longacre

On the obverse is James Longacre's Indian Princess design. Longacre modeled the figure after Venus Accroupie, a marble statue. Her long, curly hair falls down the back of her neck, and she dons a feathered headdress. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" arches over the image.

The reverse design is also the work of Longacre. Two inscriptions, "1 DOLLAR" and "1854," are encircled by a wreath. The wreath is made up of four American crops, cotton, corn, wheat, and tobacco.

Beautifully Maintained AU58

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) certified that this coin is in Almost Uncirculated 58 condition. That means that it has no wear outside of the highest points and retains full details.

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


Year of Issue:1854
Mint:U.S. Mint
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:AU58
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