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 09/26/2022
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Liberty Head TI
Liberty Head TI Type$448 $507 $730 $970 $1,960
1849 No L$910 $1,160 $1,750 $2,340 down$5,750
1849$448 $830 $1,090 down$1,630 $3,800
1849 C Closed Wreath$10,530 $11,840 $18,130 $44,530
1849 C Open Wreath$643,750 $662,500 $810,000
1849 D$6,090 $6,720 $15,000 $25,030 down$87,430
1849 O$1,560 $2,000 $2,750 down$5,410 down$13,440
1850$448 $507 $840 $1,630 down$5,160
1850 C$8,030 $14,780 $27,630
1850 D$10,470 $19,690 down$40,950 down$53,130
1850 O$3,530 $4,690 $6,910 $15,280
1851$448 $507 $730 $970 $1,960
1851 Cdown$4,030 $4,810 $5,780 $14,060 $24,060
1851 D$6,160 $7,810 $15,310 down$32,180 down$54,380
1851 O$780 $1,080 $1,780 $4,420 $7,280
1852$448 $507 $730 $970 $2,410
1852 C$5,190 $6,030 down$11,220 $19,060 down$35,940
1852 D$9,440 $20,350 $40,630
1852 O$1,280 down$2,090 $3,590 $9,910 down$34,060
1853$448 $507 $730 $970 $1,960
1853 C$4,910 $6,880 down$17,230 down$23,860 $43,130
1853 D$9,190 $12,810 $24,380 $34,380 down$68,440
1853 O$720 $1,190 $1,590 $2,660 $6,560
1854$448 $507 $730 $970 $1,960
1854 D$12,220 down$21,260 $37,810 $66,880
1854 S$3,910 $4,530 $6,880 $17,940 down$51,350
Indian Head TII
Indian Head TII Type$1,840 down$2,560 down$5,190 $8,340 $25,000
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1854 TII$1,840 down$2,560 down$5,190 $8,340 $25,000
1855$1,840 down$2,560 down$5,250 down$8,590 $26,880
1855 C$20,310 $40,940
1855 D$71,880 $82,550 $105,940 $176,880
1855 O$8,690 $14,630 $30,550 $45,630 $84,380
1856 S$8,910 $15,310 $30,550 $59,380
Indian Head TIII
Indian Head TIII Type$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190
1856 Slanted$531 $613 $830 $980 $2,590
1856 D$32,830 $51,880
1857$531 $613 $830 $1,050 $3,940
1857 Cdown$10,220 $19,830 $38,350
1857 Ddown$17,190 down$30,230 $77,350
1857 S$5,780 $11,510 $27,950
1858$531 $613 $1,130 $1,530 $5,360
1858 D$9,190 $12,810 $21,130 $47,450 $71,500
1858 S$5,690 $9,000 $19,830 $26,980 $46,480
1859$531 $613 $830 $1,110 $2,780
1859 C$8,590 $13,130 $29,060 $78,130
1859 D$9,060 $13,440 $20,480 $35,750
1859 S$5,440 $8,220 $17,620 $30,360
1860$600 $780 $1,110 $2,440 $8,650
1860 D$22,190 $40,950 $57,850 $71,830
1860 S$3,090 $4,380 $6,060 $12,810 $41,880
1861$563 $730 $1,000 $1,470 $3,090
1861 Ddown$106,880 down$116,880 down$156,000 down$188,500 $218,750
1862$531 $578 $830 $1,060 $2,030
1863$8,780 $9,530 $11,030 $14,560 down$25,810
1864$1,940 $3,220 $6,190 $7,190 $8,530
1865$3,440 $4,160 $4,530 $5,720 $9,810
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1866$1,310 $1,560 $2,190 $3,310 $4,660
1867$1,530 $1,940 $2,220 $3,340 $6,250
1868$1,080 $1,310 $2,130 $2,840 $5,660
1869$1,190 $1,410 $1,860 $2,690 $5,220
1870$1,040 $1,160 $1,780 $2,690 $4,220
1870 S$4,560 $5,530 $8,560 down$14,300 down$33,440
1871$980 $1,230 $1,940 $2,500 $4,090
1872$1,310 $1,660 $2,690 $3,090 $6,190
1873 Open 3$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,410
1873 Closed 3$1,660 $2,030 $3,810 $7,280 $17,310
1874$531 $590 $830 $980 $1,190
1875$12,940 $14,060 $16,060 $21,060 $37,190
1876$750 $1,040 $1,280 $1,810 $4,560
1877$890 $940 $1,560 $2,310 $4,220
1878$770 down$910 $980 $1,220 $3,590
1879$570 $660 $880 $1,090 $2,160
1880$531 $620 $910 $1,040 $1,530
1881$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,440
1882$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,340
1883$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190
1884$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,380
1885$531 $578 $830 $980 down$1,340
1886$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190
1887$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190
1888$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190
1889$531 $578 $830 $980 $1,190

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