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 User
1 TomBender 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 68.00 68.00
2 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 67.50 67.50
D.
3 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 67.00 67.00
4 saintgaudens 100.00% R 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 User
1 TomBender 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 68.00 68.00
2 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 67.50 67.50
D.
3 DLR87 100.00% 65.75 65.75
3 WI gold dollar type 100.00% 65.75 65.75
5 Rockcastle 100.00% 65.50 65.50
6 Typetone 100.00% 65.13 65.13
6 winesteven 100% CAC 100.00% 65.13 65.13
8 Steve's Gold Dollars 100.00% 65.00 65.00
9 Mikkelly Coins - CAC 100.00% 64.50 64.50
10 Miearspharmacy 100.00% 64.00 64.00
11 AllSaints 100.00% 63.50 63.50
12 The Canela Collection 100.00% 63.00 63.00
13 Parry Collection 100.00% 62.88 62.88
14 AUCM 100.00% 62.75 62.75
14 [email protected] 100.00% 62.75 62.75
16 Bbushong 100.00% 62.50 62.50
17 Mike's First Year Issue of Gold Dollar Coins Set II 100.00% 60.50 60.50
18 Steve's Excellent $3 Gold Types 100.00% 60.25 60.25
19 The Kankakee Collection 100.00% 59.75 59.75
20 shsusa - Gold $1 Type-Circ 100.00% 59.50 59.50

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