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The U.S. 1854 (Type I) Liberty Head Gold Dollar

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1854 (Type I) Liberty Head Dollar; Designed by James B. Longacre; weight 1.672 grams; 90% gold/10% copper; diameter 13 mm.
1854 (Type I) Liberty Head U.S. Gold Dollar

1854 (Type I) Liberty Head U.S. Gold Dollar

Photo (c) Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
I love this nifty little coin! It was the first gold dollar minted in America by the authority of Congress, and only lasted for 6 years before it was replaced by the larger, thinner Indian Head Type. This type was minted from 1849 to 1854, and the NGC-graded MS-62 specimen shown here sold for $395.00 in June, 2006.

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