How much are my U.S. $1 Gold worth?

About $1 Gold

The Gold Dollar denomination was struck from 1849 to 1889 and over that 40 year period we saw 3 different design types produced. This denomination also happened to be the smallest piece of gold coinage in size ever created by the U.S. Mint. The Coinage Act of 1849 included production of the popularly known Double Eagle but also the Gold Dollars. The reason for this act that resulted in the minting of these new gold coins was the famous California gold rush. The U.S. government felt why not use this newly found gold as currency. This new Gold Dollar was designed by James B. Longacre and then struck and distributed out of five different mints. These mints include Philadelphia San Francisco, New Orleans and the lesser known and short lived gold-only mints of Charlotte and Dahlonega. Just as the public would complain of large coins being too heavy and difficult to carry around, they also found fault with small coinage as well. The major reason for design changes for the Gold Dollar denomination was the complaint that their minimal stature caused many people to mishandle them or simply misplace them all together. Contrary to that, many collectors today find the acquisition of or dealing in Gold Dollars to be quite fun. They are small, beautifully designed coins that a worn, raw, common example can be found for just a few hundred dollars but most methods of collecting, investing and dealing can be extremely costly. Basically all C and D minted Gold Dollars are rarities as well as the 1875 Philadelphia and of course all proofs produced in Philly as well. As one would expect, Mint State pieces are very scarce and valuable but it is important to note that later issues are far more common and type collector friendly than earlier dates. Collectors should look for premium luster, original yellow-gold coloration and absolutely no signs of damage such as scratches or even pieces that have been removed from jewelry.



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$1 Gold Ty 1 [Type]

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$1 Gold Ty 2 [Type]

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$1 Gold Ty 3 [Type]

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1849 Op Wreath No L

Mintage: 1,000

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1849 Op Wreath

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1849 Cl Wreath

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1849-C Cl Wreath

Mintage: 11,634

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1849-C Op Wreath

Mintage: <10

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1849-D

Mintage: 21,588

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1849-O

Mintage: 215,000

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1850

Mintage: 481,953

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1850-C

Mintage: 6,966

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1850-D

Mintage: 8,382

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1850-O

Mintage: 14,000

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1851

Mintage: 3,317,671

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1851-C

Mintage: 41,267

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1851-D

Mintage: 9,882

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1851-O

Mintage: 290,000

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1852

Mintage: 2,045,351

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1852-C

Mintage: 9,434

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1852-D

Mintage: 6,360

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1852-O

Mintage: 140,000

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1853

Mintage: 4,076,051

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1853-C

Mintage: 11,515

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1853-D

Mintage: 6,583

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1853-O

Mintage: 290,000

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1854

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1854-D

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1854-S

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1854

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1855

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1855-C

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1855-D

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1855-O

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1856 S

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1856 Slant 5

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1856 Upright 5

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1856-D

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1857

Mintage: 774,789

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1857-C

Mintage: 13,280

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1857-D

Mintage: 3,533

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1857-S

Mintage: 10,000

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1858

Mintage: 117,995

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1858-D

Mintage: 3,477

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1858-S

Mintage: 10,000

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1859

Mintage: 168,244

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1859-C

Mintage: 5,235

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1859-D

Mintage: 4,952

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1859-S

Mintage: 15,000

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1860

Mintage: 36,514

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1860-D

Mintage: 1,566

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1860-S

Mintage: 13,000

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1861

Mintage: 527,150

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1861-D

Mintage: 1,250

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1862

Mintage: 1,361,355

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1863

Mintage: 6,200

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1864

Mintage: 5,900

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1865

Mintage: 3,725

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1866

Mintage: 7,100

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1867

Mintage: 5,200

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1868

Mintage: 10,500

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1869

Mintage: 5,900

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1870

Mintage: 6,300

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1870-S

Mintage: 3,000

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1871

Mintage: 3,900

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1872

Mintage: 3,500

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1873 Open 3

Mintage: 123,300

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1873 Closed 3

Mintage: 1,800

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1874

Mintage: 198,800

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1875

Mintage: 400

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1876

Mintage: 3,200

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1877

Mintage: 3,900

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1878

Mintage: 3,000

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1879

Mintage: 3,000

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1880

Mintage: 1,600

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1881

Mintage: 7,620

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1882

Mintage: 5,000

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1883

Mintage: 10,800

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1884

Mintage: 5,230

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1885

Mintage: 11,156

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1886

Mintage: 5,000

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1887

Mintage: 7,500

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1888

Mintage: 15,501

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1889

Mintage: 28,950

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