Customers; Please note that these coins will be from years of our choice, all of which will range from 1849 to 1854.
Amidst the worst financial crisis the world has ever seen, the federal government of the United States took a drastic step to shore-up its gold reserves. In 1933, the government collected all gold coins in circulation and melted them down into gold bars. Right now, Silver.com proudly offers Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coins for purchase that survived those collection efforts.
- Consists of .048375 ounces of .900 gold.
- Categorized as a Type 1 Pre-33 coin.
- Available in Almost Uncirculated condition.
- Struck with a $1 (USD) face value.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flip cases.
In the decades following the government’s decision to collect all gold coins, those remaining coins became a must-have item for serious investors and collectors. A total of roughly 19 million $1 gold coins were struck between 1849 and 1889, but the exact number available today is unknown.
On the reverse side of each of these Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coins is the image of Lady Liberty. Featured only on the Type 1 coins, she is visible in left-profile relief. Her hair is pulled up behind her head and a crown is visible atop her head. Surrounding her image are 13 stars, representing each of the nation’s original colonies.
The obverse side bears simple engravings of the face value, year of minting, and the term “United States of America.” The face value and year of minting are in the middle of the design, with a wreath surrounding them. James B. Longacre was the man responsible for the design on both sides of the coin.
Each coin available in this product listing comes from the Type 1 minting, which means that they were struck between 1849 and 1854. During this five-year period, Lady Liberty was featured on the coins, with new images selected for the reverse of Type 2 and Type 3 coins. Coins in Almost Uncirculated show very slight signs of wear.
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