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

Number of
Required Items
41
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
67.945
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 User
1 D. L. Hansen. One Dollar Gold Date Set 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 67.34 67.34
DLH
2 Dr. & Mrs. Steven Duckor One Dollar Gold Date Set of Circulation Strikes 1849-1889 2013 2014 2015 100.00% R 66.90 66.90
3 Tiny Gold Dollar Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 100.00% R 65.56 65.56
4 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 64.96 64.96
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 63.88 63.88

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating User
1 D. L. Hansen. One Dollar Gold Date Set 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 67.34 67.34
DLH
2 TJK Family Collection 100.00% 63.19 63.19
3 Diana Lois $1 Gold 97.56% 65.22 62.83
4 AUCM 87.80% 63.07 54.61
5 D. L. Hansen One Dollar Gold (2nd Set) 78.05% 65.29 44.59
DLH
6 Fivekiller 70.73% 58.15 34.04
7 JNP Collection 56.10% 65.05 33.32
8 TurtleCat G1 Dates 56.10% 62.21 25.04
9 carl242 56.10% 50.19 19.59
10 ATHENA 41.46% 64.71 18.94
11 shsusa - $1 Gold Date, Circ (1849-89) 34.15% 60.18 12.48
12 Tiny Gold Dollar knowledge 21.95% 60.50 08.12
13 Island City Gold $1 Date Set CAC 21.95% 60.20 07.34
14 Jackson Family Collection 19.51% 59.56 06.54
15 Renaissance 12.20% 58.36 04.98
16 Parry Collection 12.20% 63.58 04.65
17 la662 12.20% 55.83 04.09
18 hykyrone 9.76% 64.50 03.15
19 spannman 12.20% 29.00 02.12
20 Scherr Collection 4.88% 58.50 01.43

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