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GOLD DOLLARS 1849-1861 Type One 1849 - 1854
Diameter: 13 millimeters Liberty Head, Small Planchet
Weight: 25.8 grains Fineness: .900
Edge: Reeded Designer: James B. Longacre

Mintage: 21,588

The most common gold dollar struck at the Dahlonega Mint, the 1849-D has better quality surfaces and above average strikes when compared to the other Dahlonega gold dollars. Most 1849-D gold dollars have frosty luster, and some known specimens have prooflike fields. The coloration on an original, uncleaned 1849-D ranges from orange-gold to green-gold to a medium coppery hue which help give the coin super eye appeal. There are two known die varieties. There are roughly 350 surviving specimens with 10% being Mint State.


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