|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|
In the middle range of rarity among the Type Three gold dollars from the Dahlonega Mint. The poorest planchets used on any Dahlonega coin, coupled with the worst strike of any of the Dahlonega gold dollars, makes the 1860-D gold dollar have very little eye appeal. The obverse and reverse are both weakly struck with many specimens having mint-made planchet irregularities. Original, uncleaned 1860-D gold dollars show coppery-orange coloration. Very few examples have good luster. High quality examples with better than average characteristics are very rare and in demand. Roughly 135 or more coins survive with less than 9% being Mint State.