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 09/28/2022
Half DimesFMV
MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair Type$11,250 $12,340 $13,690 $23,690 $44,850
1794$20,310 $28,750 $31,880 $36,880 $78,000
1795$11,250 $12,340 $13,690 $23,690 $44,850
Draped Bust
Draped Bust Type$15,630 $16,060 $18,750 $43,550 down$75,000
1796 6 over 5$29,380 $33,130 $39,690 $84,180 $168,750
1796$21,880 $25,000 $35,630 $51,350 $156,250
1796 “LIKERTY”$21,560 $24,190 $36,880 $58,830 $78,130
1797 15 Stars$15,630 $16,060 $18,750 $44,850 $95,630
1797 16 Stars$17,500 $22,810 $28,130 $43,550 down$75,000
1797 13 Stars$64,380 $73,130
Heraldic Eagle
Her. Eagle Rev Type$15,000 $16,560 $17,940 $25,690 $46,800
1800$15,000 $16,560 $17,940 $25,690 $46,800
1800 “LIBEKTY”$15,940 $19,560 $21,060 $30,630 $63,050
1801$21,060 $28,130 $33,130 $41,880 $68,250
1802
1803 Large 8$15,810 $16,880 $32,310 $40,630 $81,250
1803 Small 8$48,440
1805$103,130 $845,000
Capped Bust
1829 Capped Bust $480 $750 down$990 down$1,280 $2,720
1829 Proof$5,000 $6,560 $11,190 $17,810 $29,060
1830$480 $570 $970 down$1,380 $2,970
1830 Proof $7,380 $15,630 $25,940 $45,630
1831$510 $540 $870 $1,060 $2,810
1831 Proof$5,310 $7,030 $11,030 $17,500 $29,690
1832$480 $600 $1,170 $1,410 $2,560
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MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
1832 Proof $8,220 $15,300 $24,380
1833$480 $540 $820 $1,220 $2,160
1834$450 $570 $810 $1,030 down$2,340
1834 Proof $7,810 $11,410 $15,940 $23,130
1835$450 $510 $940 $1,190 down$2,500
1836$480 $630 $840 $1,220 $2,690
1836 Proof $38,750
1837 Small 5c$1,590 $1,890 $2,500 $5,160 $10,080
1837 Large 5c$540 $600 $960 $1,530 $5,040
Cap. Bust Type$450 $510 $810 $1,030 $2,160
Cap. Bust Proof Type$5,000 $6,560 $11,030 $15,940 $23,130
Liberty Seated No Stars
Lib. Seated N/S Type$670 $780 $1,000 $1,220 $2,190
1837 Small Date$800 $880 $1,030 $1,380 $2,380
1837 Large Date$670 $780 $1,000 $1,220 $2,190
1837 Proof $7,060 $13,440 $16,560 $33,130
1838 O$6,220 $7,030 $10,720 $16,060 $34,060
Stars No Drapery
Stars No Drapery Type$300 $360 down$480 $660 $1,500
1838 Large Stars$300 $360 down$510 down$910 $1,500
1838 Small Stars$780 $840 $1,110 $1,720 $3,750
1839$330 $360 $480 $940 $1,720
1839 Proof $33,130
1839 O$930 $1,530 $1,860 $3,160 $5,630
1840 No Drapery$348 $390 $510 $660 $1,840
1840 No Dr. Proof $26,880 $31,880
1840 O No Drapery$1,940 $3,530 $5,340 $8,530 $14,380
No Drapery Proof Type
Stars Obverse
Stars Obverse Type$180 $216 $276 $450 $670
Half DimesFMV
MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
1840 Drapery$600 $690 $870 $1,530 $2,590
1840 O Drapery$8,060 $10,590 $15,630 $31,880
1841$210 $240 $390 $660 $1,110
1841 Proof $12,810 $24,690 $30,940
1841 O$1,290 $1,620 $2,010 $3,590 $8,340
1842$210 $300 $450 $790 $1,060
1842 Proof $15,630 $22,810
1842 O$2,090 $2,190 $2,590 $5,690 $15,000
1843$210 $270 $420 $710 down$1,250
1843 Proof Recut Date $8,310
1844$240 $300 $500 $660 $1,340
1844 Proof $8,940 $12,810 $15,310 $23,750
1844 O$7,440 $8,340 $11,190 $14,060 $20,310
1845$240 $325 $394 $600 $1,280
1845 Proof $14,380 $20,000 $26,880
1846$19,380 $30,630 $41,880
1846 Proof $10,020 $13,130 $20,310
1847$210 $270 $300 $630 $1,220
1848 Medium Date$390 $510 $600 $1,440 $2,090
1848 Large Date$690 $920 $1,860 $2,530 $4,190
1848 O$700 $960 $1,170 $1,410 $2,630
1849 9 over 6$750 $1,050 $1,500 $1,840 $2,470
1849 9 over 8$780 $870 $1,320 $2,060 $2,910
1849$300 $360 $540 $920 $1,560
1849 Proof $8,750 $14,380 $18,130 $26,560
1849 O $2,440 $3,410 $4,030 $7,880 $9,560
1850$210 $300 $390 $550 $970
1850 O$880 $1,050 $1,620 $3,160 $4,940
1851$240 $270 $360 down$575 $980
1851 O$510 $570 $840 $1,220 $4,060
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MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
1852$204 $270 $330 $600 $1,000
1852 Proof $7,200 $8,410 $13,750 $26,560
1852 O$1,180 $1,530 $2,840 $5,410 $7,940
1853 No Arrowsdown$900 down$1,020 $1,280 $1,500 $2,190
1853 O No Arrows$9,560 $11,440 $18,130 $24,810 $30,630
Arrows at Date
1853 Arrows at Date $234 $258 $300 $500 $930
1853 O Arrows$480 $680 $1,090 $1,750 $3,940
1854$234 $258 $325 down$630 $1,000
1854 Proof $8,690 $10,780 $11,560
1854 O$390 $610 $970 $1,720 $3,470
1855$240 $288 $425 $550 $1,340
1855 Proof $8,940 $10,410 $11,410
1855 O$780 $960 $1,310 $2,090 $4,940
Arrows Type$234 $258 $300 $500 $930
Arrows Proof Type $8,560 $11,690 $13,650
Stars Obverse
1856 Stars Obverse$210 $240 $276 $450 $880
1856 Proof $2,940 $4,220 $4,940 $6,030
1856 O$540 $810 $980 $1,590 $2,530
1857$180 $216 $330 $475 $670
1857 Proof $2,340 $3,340 $4,030
1857 O$420 $450 $540 $720 $1,190
1858$210 $240 $330 $500 $700
1858 Proof$670 $800 $1,160 $1,720 $3,660
1858 Over Inverted Date$750 $970 $1,440 $2,660 $5,590
1858 O$282 $342 $450 $600 $1,060
1859$240 $330 $390 $660 $1,030
1859 Proof$600 $660 $960 $1,310 $2,000
1859 Transitional
Half DimesFMV
MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
1859 Trans. Proof $40,630 $45,630 $65,630
1859 O$330 $450 $570 $960 $1,840
1860 Transitional$2,700 $2,850 $3,970 $4,750 $5,590
Stars Obv. Proof Type$600 $660 $960 $1,280 $2,000
Legend Obverse
1860 Legend Obv.$180 down$300 $330 $400 $630
1860 Proof$348 $408 $540 $780 $1,110
1860 O$222 $288 $420 $600 $1,030
1861$186 $222 $300 $475 $730
1861 Proof$360 $408 $550 $780 $1,690
1861 1 over 0$690 $730 $870 $1,280 $2,160
1862$198 $216 $270 $475 $690
1862 Proof$450 $480 $570 $830 $1,310
1863$760 $840 $920 $1,160 $1,840
1863 Proof$480 $510 $540 $880 $1,470
1863 S$760 $900 $1,560 down$2,160 $4,030
1864$1,240 $1,290 $1,350 $1,630 $2,280
1864 Proof$480 $570 $610 $910 $1,380
1864 S$920 $1,000 $1,280 $2,310 $4,970
1865$1,140 $1,200 $1,380 $1,780 $2,310
1865 Proof$480 $540 $650 $860 $1,280
1865 S$1,190 $1,440 $3,910 $4,690 $5,910
1866$1,050 $1,080 $1,110 $1,280 $2,750
1866 Proof$480 $570 $650 $830 $1,230
1866 S$600 $700 $970 $1,250 $4,090
1867$1,230 $1,260 $1,500 $1,840 $2,190
1867 Proof$450 $570 $690 $840 $1,220
1867 S$600 $840 $1,170 $1,910 $3,590
1868$630 $680 $900 $1,130 $1,410
1868 Proof$432 $450 $510 down$770 $1,140
Half DimesFMV
MS61
FMV
MS62
FMV
MS63
FMV
MS64
FMV
MS65
1868 S$360 $420 $570 $830 $1,840
1869$240 $318 $384 $730 $1,030
1869 Proof$390 $450 $510 $840 down$1,250
1869 S$330 $450 $780 $1,660 $3,970
1870$156 $204 $288 $475 down$880
1870 Proof$330 $360 $570 $780 $1,220
1870 S (Unique) $937,500 $1,562,500
1871$180 $222 $288 $450 $730
1871 Proof$288 $384 $528 $750 $1,160
1871 S$288 $312 $390 $790 $1,380
1872$174 $222 $270 $375 $640
1872 Proof$282 $390 $480 $780 $1,250
1872 S; S Above Bow$180 $228 $360 $500 $780
1872 S; S Below Bow$174 $204 $318 $425 down$720
1873$186 $210 $300 $450 $1,060
1873 Proof$330 $450 $510 $750 $1,110
1873 S$186 $240 $288 $400 $730
Legend Type$156 $204 $270 $375 $630
Legend Proof Type$270 $330 $480 $730 $1,060

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