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1853 Liberty Head Gold Dollar


Philadelphia Mint (Type 1)


Extra Fine (SKU: 2469.40)
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When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, Forty Niners rushed to California and ore from their mines became the first U.S. gold dollars – the 1849-1854 Liberty Head (Type 1) issues. Depicting Liberty wearing a coronet, the 90% gold coins offered here were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1853 – the year before the San Francisco Mint opened.

Today, these first gold dollars are hard to find, because over 75% of Liberty gold dollars have been melted down and only 1% are estimated to survive in collectible condition. Get a historic coin born of the California gold rush while supplies last.

  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Year: 1853
  • Denomination: $1 - Dollar
  • Material: Gold
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