America’s first gold dollars are the short-lived Liberty Heads and this 1854 coin is one of the scarcest Philadelphia issues in Mint State. Lustrous original gold dollars from that year are hard to find, but they won’t be for you… if you act now!
The discovery of gold in California created a new coin – the gold dollar! Introduced in 1849 the Type I showed Liberty wearing a coronet, inscribed with LIBERTY. After just 6 short years, this design was replaced midway through 1854, making these gold pieces last-year coins.
Nowadays Type 1 gold dollars are difficult to locate, especially in this grade. That’s because according to David Bowers, over 60% of all Liberty gold dollars have been melted down, and in 1988, Walter Breen estimated about 1% survive in collectible condition. Don’t miss out – each one has been examined and graded by our experts, then certified by PCGS or NGC – get yours while supplies last!
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1854
- Denomination: $1 - Dollar
- Material: Gold
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia