The United States government made a controversial decision at the height of the Great Depression to melt down historical gold US coins to produce gold bars instead. The result was increased rarity for Pre-1933 $1 Liberty Gold Coins that survived the effort to produce gold bars. Now, Pre-1933 $1 Liberty Gold Coins are available from JM Bullion.
- Contains .048375 oz. of .900 gold.
- Issued $1 (USD) face values.
- Struck by the United States Mint.
- Available in Extra Fine condition.
- Categorized as Type 1.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flip sleeves.
Pre-1933 $1 Liberty Gold Coins in the Type 1 category were struck between 1849 and 1854. These were the first coins struck following the discovery of gold in California. With a massive influx of gold coming into US Mint reserves during this period, millions of gold coins were struck.
On the reverse side of each coin is the image of Lady Liberty. Designed by James B. Longacre, the coins depict Liberty’s head in a left-profile portrait. Her image is encircled by 13 stars, representing America’s original colonies that rebelled against British rule.
The obverse side of the coin features all of the coin’s identifying features. In the middle is the coin’s face value ($1 USD) and its year of minting. Those engravings are surrounded by a wreath, tied with a ribbon at the bottom. Along the top of the coin is the inscription “United States of America.”
Each coin in this product listing is guaranteed to feature a year of minting from the Type 1 time period. The Extremely Fine grade assigned to these coins speaks to the condition of its features. XF coins show very little wear, with most of the major features still clearly defined and much of the coin’s luster still evident.
The United States Mint struck $1 Liberty Gold Coins at five of its mint facilities. The Philadelphia Mint was the primary facility, with the now-defunct Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans Mints contributing to production at times.
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