|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 second most common Type One gold dollar struck at the Dahlonega Mint. The surfaces and strike on the 1851-D are usually of high quality. Some examples show laminations or other mint-made defects. Many coins of this date have clashmarks on both obverse and reverse. Original, uncleaned coins of this date have rich, frosty luster and great eye appeal with hues ranging from copper, orange-gold to deep green gold. There are two known die varieties. There are less than 175 surviving specimens with less than 6% being Mint State.