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08 May 2015

1851 GOLD 1$

Coins | Longstrider

I tried to put this info on my coin in the MY COLLECTIONS section but was unable to make it work. I said in my blog dated May 6 that I would tell some more about this coin, so here it is. Sorry for any confusion.


TYPE

U.S. Coin

NAME

Liberty Head

DATE

1851

MINT

Philadelphia

DENOMINATION

One Dollar

GRADING_SERVICE

NGC

GRADE

UNC DETAILS IMPROPERLY CLEANED

COMPOSITION

Gold

MINTAGE

3,317,671

CATALOG_REFERENCES

Red Book

NOTES

This coin was designed by James B. Longacre. It's weight is 1.672 grams. It's composition is 90% gold and 10% copper giving it a net weight of .04837 oz. of pure gold. it has a diameter of 13 mm with reeded edge. As you can see, this is a very tiny coin. I can imagine it was very easy to lose this coin. This design, known as the Liberty Head, was made from 1849-1854. As I stated in my blog about this coin, I purchased it in this graded state to get into a coin design I wanted but couldn't afford at the time, in a problem free state.

Comments

Mike

Level 7

Thanks for the pictures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Kellen

Level 5

Nice coin!

Joebear

Level 4

Wonderful piece of history. It could have been handled by Mark Twain or James Marshall!

Coinfox441

Level 4

wow! awesome!!!

Coinfox441

Level 4

user_7180

Level 5

Thanks for the story, stats and pictures!

user_5225

Level 5

Thanks for the info.... Nice coins.

user_5225

Level 5

I meant coin.

CMCC

Level 5

That is quite a coin!

cool!

Ian Fenn

Level 5

likewise :Thanks

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks Longstrider...I tried to check this out on Your Collections, but was not able to view it there.

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