$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 also the smallest coins in the history of U.S. coinage.
Throughout its minting, the $1 Gold coin was produced in three types, but each were similar. 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, minted from 1849 to 1853, are 13 mm across. Type 2, minted from 1854 to 1855, were thinner and slightly larger at 15 mm across. Finally, Type 3 coins were minted from 1856 to 1889 and were the most common Gold dollar.
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