Customers; Please note that these coins will be certified by the PCGS OR NGC to be in MS64 condition. Coins will be from years of our choice, all of which will range from 1849 to 1854.
The United States Mint produced Gold Dollar Coins from 1849-1889. During this 40 year minting period, it released three different versions of the coin due to artistic revisions: the original (type 1), the 1854 version (type 2) and the 1856 version (type 3). This specific $1 Liberty Gold Dollar Coin shown here is the original or the Type I version, which enjoyed circulation between 1849 and 1854.
Every coin included in this particular collection is composed from .048375 oz of gold and has been carefully evaluated by either the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) or the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) with an MS64 grade. Coins graded at this level have an above average appearance that is only slightly diminished by small contact marks. In order to protect their current mint state, each coin has been kept individually sealed in its certified examination slab.
Displayed on the obverse of every type I version of the $1 Liberty Coin is James B. Longacre’s classically-inspired “Coronet” design. It features Lady Liberty in profile, wearing the eponymous Coronet inscribed with her name. Encircling her portrait is a series of stars with each one representing one of the original thirteen colonies. Both the portrait and the accenting border are meant to emulate the the design of ancient Greco-Roman currency.
Longacre’s inspiration for the reverse side of the coin came from the thriving agriculture industry of the period. The central design element is an open agricultural wreath in honor of the US’s devoted farmers. It surrounds an inscription bearing the coin’s denomination. Also inscribed on the reverse is our nation’s name, appearing as an arched heading above the wreath.
Because this original Type I $1 Liberty Gold Coin captures such a pivotal time in US history, it is certain to become a treasured collectible for generations to come. To learn more about this charming piece of American coin history, please don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 888-989-7223. Our informed staff is also happy to provide assistance through live chat or email.