Prior to 1933, the United States Mint issued silver and gold coins for circulation in the United States. As a part of everyday commerce, Americans handled silver and gold coins with a minimum fineness of .900 content. One of the shortest-lived designs and denominations was the $1 (USD) gold coin. Now, Pre-33 $1 Indian Gold Coins Type 2 are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives inside of a protective plastic flip!
- Available from 1849 to 1889!
- Type 2 design issued from 1854 to 1856!
- Contains .04837 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse includes a left-profile bust of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse features the denomination, date, and full wreath.
- If you purchase multiples, please know you might receive several of the same date mark.
Like the Gold Double Eagle, the $1 Gold Coin from the United States Mint was introduced in 1849 as a result of the influx of gold into the US Treasury. The coins were introduced with a left-profile image of Liberty on the obverse. The $1 Gold Coin, though short-lived, went through three design iterations during its 40-year history.
The original design borrowed on the popular Liberty Coronet image from Christian Gobrecht that was featured on other US coinage of the day. By the time the Type 2 design rolled out in 1854, Liberty’s coronet crown had been replaced with a full, feathered headdress. The Type 2 design was available for just two years and is known today as the “small head” version of Liberty’s design. In 1857, a Type 3 design of Liberty was issued that offered a larger depiction of Liberty’s head on the obverse of the coins.
On the obverse of the Pre-33 $1 Indian Gold Coin Type 2 is the image of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. Her left-profile portrait is known as the small-head design and depicts Liberty wearing a feathered headdress with “United States of America” inscribed around the outer edge.
The reverse side of Pre-33 $1 Indian Gold Coins in this listing features the Type 2 debut of the design element. The original coins in the series had the denomination with the date mark, but only a half-wreath framing the design field. The debut of the Type 2 design included the release of the new reverse design. The denomination and date mark remained, but the wreath was now a full frame around the design field.
These Pre-33 $1 Indian Gold Coins are available to you with a protective plastic flip and come from random date marks. The only available date marks for the Type 2 design are 1854-1856. These coins are “cleaned” specimens. This means previous attempts were made to clean minor flaws or blemishes off the coin. Cleaning is not ideal for coins and can result in diminished luster and visual brilliance.
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