One Dollar Gold Coins were made from1849 to 1889. They were minted in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
Three different types of One Dollar Gold Coins were made: --- Type One or Liberty Head from 1849 to 1854 --- Type Two or Small Indian Princess Head from 1854 to 1856 --- Type Three or Large Indian Princess Head from 1856 to 1889.
Quite a few scarce and rare dates challenge collectors in the One Dollar Gold Coin series.
Open Wreath. Sharply struck with flashy orange-gold surfaces that ooze originality! This is the variety with Longacre's initial at the truncation of the bust. Very impressive quality and great eye appeal.
Akers says this scarce date "is often softly struck on the hair, giving the appearance of wear...". That is certainly not the case here as this coin displays an incredibly sharp strike with flashy bright lustrous surfaces and wonderful eye appeal. A modest 21,288 minted.
Well struck with minimal marks and lustrous original surfaces. Only 2 have graded numerically finer at NGC!
CAC. Rich original yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike. Very attractive clean surfaces.
Type-2. Rich satiny luster and a seldom-seen sharp strike with all 4 digits of the date boldly rendered.
Type-2. Well struck with bright lustrous surfaces.
Type-2. A pleasing example of this scarce Type-2 gold dollar with vibrant orange-gold luster.
One of the rarest of all gold dollars with a mintage of just 1,811. This is also the only Dahlonega Mint Type Two gold dollar. Most have below average surfaces and poor strikes, particularly at the date. This is a exceptional example with bright lustrous surfaces and a 100% full strike on the date. A great opportunity to acquire a major rarity that is missing from most collections.
The last New Orleans mint gold dollar with a modest mintage of 55,000.
One of the great rarities in the gold dollar series with a mintage of just 1,460 coins. Most known examples are poorly struck with surface problems. This example is much nicer than most we've seen with sharp detail and pleasing surfaces that display ample yellow-gold luster.
CAC. A scarce date that saw a mintage of just 15,000 and was heavily circulated. This is a premium yellow-gold example with lustrous surfaces and plenty of eye appeal.
CAC. Well struck with satiny luster and nice original surfaces.
Sharply struck with bright yellow-gold surfaces and strong eye appeal.
Akers called this "the rarest Philadelphia Mint gold dollar of the 1860's and also the rarest gold dollar in Unc. after 1861... more difficult to obtain in full mint state than the highly regarded 1875." Just 6,200 minted. This is a very attractive example with a very sharp strike and deep orange-gold surfaces. It is pedigreed to the Harry Bass Jr. collection which was one of the most complete U.S. gold collections ever assembled.
A scarce date with a mintage of just 5,900.