|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. The 1854-D has the lowest mintage of any Dahlonega Type One gold dollar. All specimens have large, raised die striations on the reverse left of the mintmark. The obverse of this date is usually strong while the reverse is weak. Original, uncleaned examples show pale rose-gold or light green-gold coloration, with below average luster that has a subdued, grainy texture. A few attractive examples exist, but most have below average eye appeal. Roughly 8O specimens are known to survive with 14% or less in Mint State condition.