|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 rarest Type One gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint, trailing only the 1850-D and 1854-D. The 1852-D usually has below average eye appeal because of heavily clashed dies. Most specimens are weakly struck but a few exist with strong strikes. The luster usually is frosty with a slightly grainy texture, while the color on original, uncleaned 1852-D gold dollars ranges from deep orange and coppery-gold to medium green-gold. There are roughly 125 surviving specimens with less than 8% being Mint State.