Introduced in 1849, the US $1 Gold Coin was only available for 50 years. In its first several years of availability, the reverse design changed once from the original and the obverse design changed twice. The coins in the series are often differentiated by type based on the changes to the obverse design, with recognized versions including Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 gold coins. Now, Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coins Type 3 are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com with certification.
- Coin ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS or NGC!
- Issued from 1856 to 1889 in Type 3!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .04837 Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 64 from the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is a design of a wreath with the denomination and date mark.
- Please keep in mind matching dates and grading house labels are possible when purchasing multiples.
The $1 Gold Liberty Coin debuted in 1849 with what would become known as the Type 1 design in the series. Created by James B. Longacre, the original design of the coin features Lady Liberty in left-profile relief with a coronet crown on her head and 13 stars around her figure. In 1854, a new Type 2 design was unveiled that featured Liberty in left-profile relief with a feathered headdress and the “Liberty” coronet. The stars were replaced with the inscription of the nation of issue.
The change from Type 1 to Type 2 was more drastic than the Type 2 to Type 3 change. In addition to the aforementioned changes, Liberty’s head was much smaller on the Type 2 design. For the Type 3 design, the only major changes were an increase in the site of Liberty’s head on the design field and the removal of the “Liberty” coronet from the feathered headdress.
Obverse design elements of the Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coin Type 3 include a taller, upright feathered headdress and inscriptions of the words “United States of America.” On the reverse side of the Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coins Type 3 is the second version of the reverse design. Originally created by Peter Filatreu Cross, the reverse initially had the nation of issue, denomination, and date mark with a thin, three-quarter wreath. Longacre redesigned this in 1854 to remove the nation of issue, increase the fullness of the wreath and have it fully encircle the denomination and date.
These Pre-33 $1 Gold Liberty Coins are available in Mint State 64 condition. An MS64 coin showcases average mint luster with a few scattered hairlines or small patches and light, scattered contact marks, some of which are in the primary focal points of the coin. The eye appeal of an MS64 coin is considered quite attractive overall.
All coins in this listing are chosen at random when your payment has processed. We do not guarantee the date marks or specific grading house, and you may receive matching coins if you buy multiples.
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