|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 underrated and undervalued gold dollar struck at the Dahlonega Mint. The overall quality of the surfaces and strike on most of the 1850-D gold dollars is low. This date is very rare when found with good luster and good eye appeal. Original, uncleaned examples show a range of coloration of deep green-gold and medium to deep orange-gold. There are roughly 100 surviving specimens with roughly 6% being Mint State.