The Type 1 Liberty Head Gold dollar was produced from 1849 to 1854. Composed of 90% pure gold, it was the smallest denomination of gold currency ever produced in the United States.
The gold dollar was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849, and the Liberty Head type began circulating soon afterward. Because of the high value of gold, the gold dollar is the smallest coin in the history of US coinage.
This short lived series was struck at four different mints beginning in 1849, with production coming to an end in 1854. Similar design one dollar gold coins were issued through 1889. These great little gold pieces are in near uncirculated condition and available dates can include all years struck (dates are our choice).
Weight 1.672 grams. Composition .900 gold .100 copper. Diameter 13mm. Net Weight .04837 oz pure gold. Edge Reeded.