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One Dollar Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1849-1889)

Number of Required Items

41
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

67.872
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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor One Dollar Gold Date Set of Circulation Strikes 1849-1889 2013 2014 2015 100.00% R 66.88 66.88
2 Tiny Gold Dollar Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% R 65.56 65.56
3 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 64.96 64.96
4 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 63.88 63.88
5 D. L. Hansen. One Dollar Gold Date Set 97.56% 65.81 62.60

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. One Dollar Gold Date Set 97.56% 65.81 62.60
2 AUCM 87.80% 63.07 54.61
3 TomBender 56.10% 67.48 41.15
4 shsusa - $1 Gold Date, Circ (1849-89) 31.71% 60.06 11.72
5 Tiny Gold Dollar knowledge 21.95% 60.50 08.12