Number of Required Coins : 3

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 68.000

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The tiny $1 Gold piece was a fairly late addition to our circulating coinage, making its first appearance in 1849. The rising world price of silver had resulted in the hoarding of silver quarters, halves and dollar coins, and the discovery of gold in California in 1848 caused an imbalance in the traditional ratio between the two metals. The minting of a gold $1 coin because feasible and authorization was passed in the opening months of 1849. Only three types were made over a 40 year period. The first type lasted only five years, and was deemed a bit too small and thick for its weight. The Type Two followed in 1854, and while it was a bit larger in diameter and thinner than the Type 1, striking problems related to the design caused another redesign only two years later. The Type 3 was the most successful of the three designs, lasting 33 years. Today, a high grade Type 2 is the prize in this short set.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 TomBender Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 67.88 67.88
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 67.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 67.000
67.00
67.00
3 saintgaudens Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/20/2011
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.875
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.875
66.88
66.88
4 saintgaudens (2) Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/20/2011
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 66.750
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.750
66.75
66.75
4 The Jim ONeal Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.75 66.75
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 TomBender Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 67.88 67.88
2 The Jim ONeal Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 66.75 66.75
3 The Nelson Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 65.00 65.00
4 Glacier Rams Click to view Set Images 100.00% 64.38 64.38
5 StielCollection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 64.25 64.25
6 tacksd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 63.50 63.50
7 AUCM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 62.75 62.75
8 $1 Gold Knowledge Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 62.13 62.13
9 AllSaints 100.00% 61.25 61.25
10 Smoke & Mirrors Click to view Set Images 100.00% 60.88 60.88
11 Mike's First Year Issue of Gold Dollar Coins Set II Click to view Set Images 100.00% 60.75 60.75
12 notredame99 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 60.50 60.50
13 erccf Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 60.25 60.25
13 dayers5000 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 60.25 60.25
15 winesteven 2/CAC Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 59.63 59.63
16 shsusa - Gold $1 Type-Circ Click to view Set Images 100.00% 59.50 59.50
17 ASP 100.00% 59.25 59.25
18 Hansin Collection Gold $ Circ. Type Set 1849/89 100.00% 58.50 58.50
19 McKown Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 57.75 57.75
20 RKinnun Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 57.25 57.25
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