When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill, Forty Niners rushed to California and ore from their mines became the first U.S. gold dollars – the 1849-1854 Liberty Head (Type 1) issues. Depicting Liberty wearing a coronet, the 90% gold coins offered here were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1853 – the year before the San Francisco Mint opened.
Today, these first gold dollars are hard to find, because over 75% of Liberty gold dollars have been melted down and only 1% are estimated to survive in collectible condition. Get a historic coin born of the California gold rush while supplies last.
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1853
- Denomination: $1 - Dollar
- Material: Gold