The U.S Liberty and Indian Head Gold Dollars was minted from 1849 to 1889, was born out of the vast amounts of gold flowing out of the California hills during the Gold Rush. There are three Types in the $1 Gold Dollar series all designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver, James Barton Longacre, who had the big task, of designing the smallest U.S. Coins. Type I (1849-1854) was only 13mm in diameter. The obverse features a left-facing portrait of Liberty with a coronet crown in her hair, encircled by 13 stars, symbolic of the 13 original colonies. The reverse simply bears the denomination 1 DOLLAR and date within an open wreath with ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ surrounding the wreath. Type II Gold Dollars (1854-1856) were a thinner but larger coin at 15 mm diameter, with a new obverse design change to an “Indian Princess Head” portrait (Small Head), and other design changes.It is by far the scarcest in the series. Type III Gold Dollars (1856-1889) with a larger head, are the most common gold dollar in the series. Collecting gold dollars can be an enjoyable pursuit, chasing history of the second half of the 19th Century.

FMV Prices for Rare Coin Price Guide last updated 10/26/2021
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Liberty Cap
Liberty Cap Type BN$15,940 $20,310 $33,130 $46,880 $115,630
1793 Head Left BN$61,880 $73,130 $109,380 $150,000 $331,250
1794 Head Right BN$21,880 $29,380 $54,380 down$81,250 $150,000
1795 Lt.Ed.W/Pole BN$18,440 $21,560 $35,630 $69,380 $115,630
1795 Lt.Ed. Punct. Dt. BN$21,560 $26,880 $40,630
1795 Pl.Ed. Punct. Dt. BN$22,190 $45,630 $86,880
1795 Pl.Ed. No Pole BN$15,940 $20,310 $33,130 $48,130 $118,130
1796 With Pole BN$168,750 $206,250 $325,000 $362,500
1796 With Pole RB $356,250 $406,250
1796 No Pole BN $418,750
1797 Lettered Edge BN
1797 Plain Edge BN
1797 Gripped Edge BN
1797 1 Abv. 1, Pl. Ed. BN$18,310 $22,190 $33,130 $46,880 $137,500
Draped Bust
1800 Draped Bust BN$2,700 $3,470 $5,190 $6,440 $21,880
1800 RB$3,540 $4,470 $12,310 $21,560
1800 RD $14,380 $18,560
1802 2/0 Rev. of 1800 BN
1802 2/0 2nd Rev. BN
1803 BN$4,970 $5,380 $7,780 $11,190 $19,380
1804 Plain 4 Stems BN
1804 Plain 4 Stems RB
1804 Pl. 4 Stemless BN$1,410 $1,690 $2,940 $4,840 $10,940
1804 Cr. 4 Stems BN$1,910 $2,090 $3,060 $5,340 $15,310
1804 Cr. 4 Stems RB
1804 Cr. 4 Stemless BN$1,560 $1,840 $3,530 $5,530 $9,690
1804 Spiked Chin BN$1,810 $2,910 $3,660 $5,720 $19,380
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1804 Spiked Chin RB $3,660 $4,590
1805 Sm. 5 Stemless BN$1,690 $2,340 $3,690 $4,940 $54,380
1805 Sm. 5 Stems BN
1805 Lg. 5 Stems BN$2,560 $2,940 $4,560 $8,030
1806 Sm. 6 Stems BN$12,310 $16,880 $106,250
1806 Sm. 6 Stemless BN$1,500 $1,590 $2,840 $5,720 $10,530
1806 Lg. 6 Stems BN$1,440 $1,840 $2,910 $4,810 $9,810
1806 Lg. 6 Stems RB$2,160 $2,780 $5,810 $9,060 $13,750
1807 BN$2,190 $2,840 $7,160 $15,310
1808 8 over 7 BN
1808 BN$3,410 $4,810 down$8,660 $30,630
Type Dr. Bust BN$1,410 $1,590 $2,840 $4,810 $9,690
Type Dr. Bust RB$1,910 $2,750 $4,160 $7,380 $13,750
Classic Head
1809 Classic Head BN$770 $1,090 $1,810 $2,910 $6,090
1809 9 over 6 BN$1,100 $1,530 $2,810 $4,190 $18,750
1809 9 over 6 RB $5,630
1809 Circle Inside 0 BN$5,100
1810 BN$1,970 $2,750 $4,280 $7,690 $10,970
1811 BN$34,380 down$60,310 $96,880 $115,630
1825 BN$1,090 $1,630 $1,910 $3,690 down$7,440
1826 BN$500 $640 $980 $1,410 $4,590
1828 13 Stars BN$300 $336 $550 $860 $1,660
1828 13 Stars RB$372 $480 $860 $1,560 $2,940
1828 13 Stars RD$450 $630 $2,440 $3,660 $14,690
1828 12 Stars BN$960 $1,340 $1,810 $2,780 $7,810
1829 BN$450 $510 $690 $1,040 $2,030
1829 RB $690 $1,190 $2,060 $3,940
1831 BN
1831 Proof BN$44,380 $46,880 $49,380 $53,130 $55,630
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1832 BN$330 down$390 $500 $990 $1,690
1832 Proof BN $30,630 $40,000 $59,380
1833 BN$312 $360 $550 $730 $1,500
1833 RB$390 $480 $790 $1,410 $3,280
1833 RD $660 $1,160 $3,690 $9,750
1833 Proof BN$3,450 $4,310 $5,970 $8,190 $11,690
1833 Proof RB $5,220 $7,810 $10,970 $27,190
1834 BN$288 $306 $475 $690 $1,590
1834 RB$330 $432 $600 $1,230 $3,840
1834 Proof BN$3,420 $4,530 $6,970 $7,440 $9,530
1834 Proof RB $7,780 $8,590 $11,190
1835 BN$300 $390 $450 $750 $1,470
1835 RB$330 $510 $940 $1,250 $3,220
1835 RD $660 $1,660 $4,060 $12,810
1835 Proof BN$5,780 $5,820 $6,720 $7,310
1835 Proof RB $6,300 $7,090 $9,810 $19,380
1836 Proof BN$5,630 $6,310 $8,440 $10,560 $14,060
Type Cl. Head BN$288 $306 $450 $690 $1,470
Type Cl. Head RB$330 $402 $563 $1,090 $3,030
Type Cl. Head RD$420 $630 $1,160 $2,720 $9,750
Proof Type Cl. Head BN$3,420 $4,050 $6,190 $7,000 $8,410
Proof Type Cl. Head RB
Braided Hair
1840 Br. Hair Prf. BN$4,560 $5,530 $7,910 $9,310 $10,780
1840 Proof RB $22,810 $28,130
1840 Proof Res. BN$5,560 $6,410 $7,810 $8,310 $11,590
1841 Proof BN $4,340 $5,280 $6,470 $9,810 $11,190
1841 Proof RB $6,660 $9,060 $12,810 $14,190
1841 Proof Res. BN $7,560 $10,190
1842 Proof BN $18,440 $23,130
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1842 Proof Res. BN$4,780 $4,880 $5,060 $6,530 $11,410
1842 Proof Res. RB $6,060 $7,690 $17,190
1843 Proof BN$5,280 $5,560 $8,060 $14,380 $19,380
1843 Proof Res. BN $6,060 $8,940 down$11,160
1843 Proof Res. RB $7,190 down$10,160 $13,440
1844 Proof BN$5,310 $5,780 $6,440 $7,970 $13,750
1844 Proof Res. BN$4,410 $4,560 $6,840 $8,160 $12,060
1845 Proof BN$4,280 $10,530 $15,630 $24,380
1845 Proof Res. BN$3,910 $4,560 $6,340 $7,690 $11,660
1845 Proof Res. RB $12,060 $15,630
1846 Proof BN $8,160 $9,530 $12,440 $14,380
1846 Proof Res. BN $5,100 $7,810 $8,750 $11,060
1847 Proof BN $8,440 $11,160 $16,880
1847 Proof RB $13,130 $19,380
1847 Proof Res. BN$3,340 $5,780 $6,250 $7,340 $13,750
1847 Proof Res. RB$3,560 $6,190 $6,780 $14,380 $21,560
1848 Proof BN$4,060 $4,940 $7,340 $12,030 $28,130
1848 Proof Res. BN $4,780 $5,660 $8,060 down$11,090
1849 Sm. Dt. Prf. BN $5,910 $6,840 $9,660 $19,380
1849 Sm.Dt. Prf. Res. BN$3,590 $5,750 $6,410 $8,530 $9,660
1849 Lg. Date BN$475 $575 $780 $1,470 $2,780
1849 Lg. Date RB $810 $1,090 $2,310
1849 Lg. Date Proof BN
1850 BN$670 $740 $1,220 $1,970 $3,690
1850 RB$780 $1,040 $1,810 $3,190
1850 Proof BN$3,340 $4,940 $6,060 $9,440 $16,880
1850 Proof RB $7,090 $10,560 $19,380
1851 BN$240 $330 $425 $550 $1,130
1851 RB$300 $450 $740 $1,060 $1,810
1851 RD $730 $1,530 $2,310 $25,630
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1852 Proof Res. BN$3,470 $3,910 $4,810 $5,530 $9,030
1852 Proof Res. RB $4,310 $6,190 $10,630 $13,560
1853 BN$264 $288 $400 $600 $940
1853 RB$300 $360 $600 $710 $2,090
1854 BN$252 $294 $375 $550 $1,030
1854 RB$288 $360 $600 $810 $1,940
1854 RD $450 $1,190 $1,780 $5,190
1855 BN$240 $330 $450 $575 $980
1855 RB$300 $408 $660 $780 $1,690
1855 RD $480 $980 $1,630 $5,310
1855 Proof BN$3,060 $3,530 $4,560 down$6,220 $9,190
1856 BN$258 $325 $450 $550 $1,280
1856 RB$318 $425 $660 $1,140
1856 RD $1,310 $3,590 $5,190
1856 Proof BN$2,840 $3,560 $4,220 $4,940 $9,030
1856 Proof RB $4,090 $4,940 $6,060 $10,190
1857 BN$360 $425 $630 $800 $1,750
1857 RB $600 $940 $1,110 $2,560
1857 RD $1,060 $3,590 $6,910
1857 Proof BN$3,440 $3,560 $3,840 $6,000 $8,220
1857 Proof RB $4,840 $5,690 $6,660 $11,030
Type Br. Hair BN$240 $288 $375 $550 $940
Type Br. Hair RB$264 $330 $500 $710 $1,560
Type Br. Hair RD$300 $360 $980 $1,590 $5,190
Proof Type Br. Hair BN$2,730 $3,390 $3,840 $4,500 $7,940
Proof Type Br. Hair RB $3,930 $4,810 $5,400 $9,840

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