Number of Required Coins : 41

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 67.787

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As the supply of newly discovered gold in California came onto the world markets in 1848, the price of silver vs. gold rose, resulting in a dearth of U.S. silver coins in circulation. The answer was a gold dollar, and Congressional legislation approving this coin (as well as the Double Eagle) became law on March 3, 1849. For the next forty years, the diminutive gold dollar was struck at five different mints in three distinct types. As a Date set, the undisputed key is the 1875, with a miniscule mintage of only 400 pieces struck only at Philadelphia. Some of the other scarcer dates are the late Civil War issues (1863-65) and early reconstruction era coins (1866-72). Avoiding some of the scarce "C" and "D" mints though, permit this set to be completed for a reasonable outlay and within a fairly short period of time.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor One Dollar Gold Date Set of Circulation Strikes 1849-1889 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.88 66.88
2 Tiny Gold Dollar Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/20/2012
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 65.561
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.561
65.56
65.56
3 Harry W. Bass 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 64.963
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 64.963
64.96
64.96
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 63.878
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 63.878
63.88
63.88
5 AUCM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.80% 63.07 54.61
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor One Dollar Gold Date Set of Circulation Strikes 1849-1889 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 66.88 66.88
2 AUCM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.80% 63.07 54.61
3 StielCollection (2) Click to Contact Owner 41.46% 64.48 18.09
4 shsusa - $1 Gold Date, Circ (1849-89) Click to view Set Images 31.71% 60.06 11.72
5 Tiny Gold Dollar knowledge Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 24.39% 60.79 08.90
6 StielCollection Click to Contact Owner 14.63% 53.88 05.26
7 rpmadskilz Click to view Set Images 4.88% 64.33 02.35