One Dollar Gold Coins


There are many different One Dollar Gold Coin designs throughout history,
such as - Indian Head, Liberty and American Eagle Gold Coins, which date as far back as 1850.

More recently, on February 15th, 2007, the United States Mint released into circulation the new George Washington One Dollar Coin, the first in a series of $1 coins honoring former United States Presidents.

Modelled after the United States Mint's successful 50 State Quarters Program, the Presidential $1 Coin Program will feature designs of former United States Presidents. Along with the George Washington $1 coin, three other coin types were released which featured John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

The final gold coin was released at the beginning of 2008 and honors President James Monroe.

We offer a lot of these exceptional gold coins, below:

1854 Liberty Gold Dollar Coin G$1 - NGC Uncirculated (UNC) - Rare MS Coin
1854 Liberty Gold Dollar Coin G$1 - NGC Uncirculated (UNC) - Rare MS Coin
Price: $343.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 45m
1883 $1 Gold Coin PCGS MS-67 CAC
1883 $1 Gold Coin PCGS MS-67 CAC
Price: $4,462.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 17m
1849 $1 Liberty Head Gold Piece Closed Wreath Type 1 With L
1849 $1 Liberty Head Gold Piece Closed Wreath Type 1 With L
Price: $239.91 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 56m
1853 Liberty Head Gold Dollar- NGC MS63 *A55
1853 Liberty Head Gold Dollar- NGC MS63 *A55
Price: $629.95 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 56m
1851 G$1 NGC MS 65 One Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin
1851 G$1 NGC MS 65 One Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin
Price: $4,500.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 2h 10m
1853 G$1 NGC MS 65 One Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin
1853 G$1 NGC MS 65 One Dollar Liberty Head Gold Coin
Price: $3,000.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 2h 12m

About One Dollar Coins


One dollar coins were introduced in the year 1849 and it was in existence for a period of 40 years. These coins where initially made in gold. During the period when it was made in gold, these coins were considered as the smallest coins of gold produced in U.S. These coins are also minted in silver and other metals.

Initially the use of gold in currencies was not accepted. But after a couple of gold rushes it was accepted by the U.S congress to make use gold in the production of coins. The California gold rush was the main reason behind the production of coins from gold. These coins were authorized by act of March 3. The very small size of the coin was due to the high value of gold. The coin had 90% of gold and the rest 10% was made up of base metals.

The coins were so small that they were lost easily. The diameter of the coin was just 13mm. the coin weighed around 1.672 grams and the edge of the coin was reeded. The size of the coins was 25% smaller than the coins used today. People did not find it easy to carry and therefore it was not widely accepted.

The two sides of the coin had designs similar to other coins of that age. One side of the coin had the design of Miss Liberty with a crown on her head. The other side of the coin had a circlet which encircles a numeral 1 and below which is the year of introduction of these coins 1849. The words 'United States of America' encircles the wreath.

The one dollar gold coins were minted in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans and San Francisco. Each place was specified with a distinct mint mark. C for Charlotte, D for Dahlonega, S for San Francisco were the respective mint marks. Only Philadelphia was not given a specific mint mark. These coins were produced for six years and they were minted on annual basis.

These coins existed only till 1889 and therefore it is considered one of the rarest coins and it is considered as a treasure by people who collect coins and know the real value behind them.