During its mintage by the United States Mint from 1849-1889, the $1 Gold Coin underwent two revisions, one in 1854 and another in 1856. As a result, this coin is available in three different versions or “types.” This particular $1 Liberty Gold Coin is one of the Type 1 versions, which were produced between 1849 and 1854. Each of these coins contains approximately .048375 troy ounces of gold and has been thoroughly cleaned of any dirt or residue. While the actual mint state of each coin will differ, their newly cleaned condition allows collectors to appreciate them at their fullest potential. All coins have been securely kept in a protective vinyl case or a sealed tube to protect their state of cleanliness.
The front side of the Type 1 coin is engraved with a Greco-Roman inspired portrait of Lady Liberty known as the “Coronet” design. It was named for the inscribed crown that she wears in her hair. It also features a circle composed of thirteen stars, each representing an original colony of the United States. This intention of James B. Longacre’s design was to merge classical art with contemporary icons.
The reverse side of the coin pays tribute to the agriculture industry of the time. The coin’s vital statistics, such as the value and the mintage year, appear in the center of the coin with the words, “United States of America” near the top edge. Encircling this information is an open wreath to represent the dedicated farmers of this nation.
Whether for its rare design or rich history, this Type 1 version of the $1 Liberty Gold Coin will complement any collection. As with other limited release items, we encourage our customers to make their purchases while supplies are still available. As a security measure, all orders are fully insured against theft, loss or damage. Both shipping and insurance are both free of charge.
If you would like more information about the Type 1 version of this cleaned $1 Liberty Gold Coin, please contact us at 800-276-6508. You can also reach our informed staff via live chat or online forms. Be sure to check out our other grades and editions of this particular coin by viewing our full selection of $1 Liberty Gold Coins (Type 1) or check our selection of $1 Indian Gold Coins (Type 3).