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GOLD DOLLARS 1849-1861 Type Three 1856-1861
Diameter: 15 millimeters Large Indian Head
Weight: 25.8 grains Fineness: .900
Edge: Reeded Designer: James B. Longacre

Mintage: 3,533

The second most underrated gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint, trailing the 1850-D by a small margin. This date is notorius for having a below average surface and a strike that is always weak in the center of both obverse and reverse. Some examples have Mint-made planchet problems, which takes away even more from the eye appeal of the 1857-D gold dollar. A few examples survive with luster that is bright and frosty. Original, uncleaned coins have coloration ranging from orange-gold, bright yellow-gold to green-gold. Around 125 specimens survive with 7% or less in Mint State.


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