Overland Trail Collection - 3rd

Current Statistics
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 54.700
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 54.700
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The Overland Trail Collection of Dahlonega gold consists of a select nine-piece type set. The coins have been chosen for their beautiful toning and eye appeal as well as for their rarity. The set was started in 1998 with the acquisition of an crusty, green-gold 1851 Liberty gold dollar from Hancock and Harwell of Atlanta. Thus, bitten by the gold bug, other Dahlonega issues followed until 2005 when the set was completed. Outstanding coins include originally toned, crusty half eagles, the 1838-D and 1847-D, from the North Georgia Collection. The exceedingly rare princess three dollar with delicate copper-gold coloring, soft mint luster, and outstanding full strike. Other rare issues include a richly, golden-toned 1855-D Indian dollar reaching into condition census, a nice, sharply struck, yellow gold 1839-D half eagle with coppery highlights, and a crusty, green-gold toned 1847-D quarter eagle with gold overtones. The rest of the collection consists of an 1859 Indian gold dollar, boldly struck and originally toned and a sharply struck 1839-D classic quarter eagle. Coins from the Dahlonega Mint have a wide variation in color due to the ratio of silver to copper present. Usually the higher the silver content, sometimes equal to copper, the more green-gold look to the coin. Coins made of gold from Georgia and North Carolina have more silver present and have a yellow green-gold cast. Coins, especially after the California gold rush of 1849, have a more golden coppery appearance. Special thanks to the late Jack Hancock, Bob Harwell, and Doug Winter for their guidance and expertise in assembling this collection.





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Overland Trail Collection
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
One Dollar Gold Type 175151851-DG$1AU552152Mintage: 9,982. Liberty Coronet. First minted in 1849, at 13mm this is the ...
One Dollar Gold Type 275341855-DG$1AU551010Mintage: 1,811. Indian Princess. Complaints that the gold dollar was too sm...
One Dollar Gold Type 375531859-DG$1AU582526Mintage: 4,952. Indian Princess (Large Head) The design blunder by Longacre...
Classic Head $2-1/2 Gold77001839-D$2.50AU551119Mintage:13,674. Classic Quarter Eagle. Green gold coloration and sharp stri...
Liberty Head $2-1/2 Gold77461847-D$2.50AU551839Mintage:15,784. One of the more common quarter eagles from the Dahlonega Mi...
$3 Gold79701854-D$3AU501644Mintage:1120. Princess Three Dollar. Due to a reduction in postal rates fro...
Classic Head $5 Gold81781838-D$5AU551031Mintage 20,583. Classic Half Eagle. Gold fever hit the country in the late ...
Liberty Head $5 Gold "D" Above Date81931839-D$5AU5847Mintage 18,939. Liberty Coronet-Obverse Mint Mark. Yellow gold color, nice ...
Liberty Head $5 Gold 82341847-D$5AU58914Mintage: 64,405. Liberty Coronet. A gorgeous original example with semi pro...
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Posted @ 8/10/2008 6:07 PM By OverlandTrail