$1.00 US Gold (Type 1, 2 & 3) (1849 - 1889)
$1 U.S. Gold Coins Produced from 1849 to 1889, these $1 Gold Coins were the smallest denomination of Gold currency ever produced by the U.S. Mint. Also, because of Gold's high value, these are physically the smallest coins in the history of U.S. coinage. Their small size makes them easy to store multiples of and are also a favorite to be made into jewelry.
Throughout its minting, the $1 Gold coin was produced in three types, but each were similar to each other. The obverse of all three features a crowned image of Lady Liberty surrounded by 13 small stars, representing the original colonies. The reverse shows a wreath encircling the coin's denomination and date. Type 1 coins, minted from 1849 to 1853, are 13 mm across while Type 2, minted from 1854 to 1855, were thinner and slightly larger at 15 mm across and Type 3 coins, also 15 mm across, were minted from 1856 to 1889 and were the most common Gold dollar.
These coins are part of the historical Pre-1933 U.S. Gold that was recalled as an effort to help battle the Great Depression. The recall of Gold made these coins a rare find. Now, the surviving coins are sought after by collectors and investors alike.
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