|GOLD DOLLARS 1849-1861||Type Three 1856-1861|
|Diameter: 15 millimeters||Large Indian Head|
|Weight: 25.8 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: James B. Longacre|
Slightly more common than the 1858-D, thus making it the most common Type Three gold dollar from the Dahlonega Mint. Some weakness can be seen on both obverse and reverse but overall a better than average strike when compared to the other Type Three gold dollars from the Dahlonega Mint. The surfaces on the 1859-D are above average also, but like on most Dahlonega gold dollars mint-made problems do exist. Attractive frosty luster survives on a few top of the line coins. Eye appeal is average with coloration on original, uncleaned examples ranging from orange-gold to green-gold. Roughly 185 coins survive with 15% being Mint State.