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Gold Dollar Type Set, Circulation Strikes (1849-1889)

Number of Required Items

3
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.000

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 TomBender 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.88 67.88
2 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 67.00 67.00
3 saintgaudens 100.00% R 66.88 66.88
3 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 66.88 66.88
5 saintgaudens (2) 100.00% R 66.75 66.75

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 TomBender 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 67.88 67.88
2 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 66.88 66.88
3 The Jim ONeal Set YN 2012 100.00% 66.75 66.75
4 The Nelson Collection 100.00% 65.00 65.00
5 Glacier Rams CAC 100.00% 64.50 64.50
6 Miearspharmacy 100.00% 64.00 64.00
7 tacksd 100.00% 63.50 63.50
8 AllSaints 100.00% 63.38 63.38
9 epiduralman 100.00% 63.25 63.25
10 winesteven 100% CAC 100.00% 63.13 63.13
11 LB'S Hoard 100.00% 63.00 63.00
12 AUCM 100.00% 62.75 62.75
13 Mike's First Year Issue of Gold Dollar Coins Set II 100.00% 60.75 60.75
14 Texas Doc's Collection 100.00% 60.25 60.25
14 dayers5000 100.00% 60.25 60.25
16 The Kankakee Collection 100.00% 59.75 59.75
17 shsusa - Gold $1 Type-Circ 100.00% 59.50 59.50
18 ASP 100.00% 59.25 59.25
19 Hansin Collection Gold $ Circ. Type Set 1849/89 100.00% 58.50 58.50
20 Susuman 100.00% 58.38 58.38

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