|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|
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.