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1855 1 Dollar Gold Indian Princess Type II PCGS MS62
This Indian Princess Had A Short Reign
The U.S. Gold Dollar was authorized by an act of Congress on March 3, 1849, to take advantage of the large influx of California Gold Rush Gold into the Philadelphia Mint. It was meant to take the place of the small Spanish Gold Escudos, which circulated in the U.S. from colonial times. The first design shows Miss Liberty wearing a coronet and it was struck up to 1854. That year the design was changed to show an Indian Princess wearing a pom-pom headdress. The size of the coin was also increased. This new design and increase in size proved a difficult challenge for the Mint, and in 1856 the design was replaced. Consequently the Type II Gold Dollar is one of the shortest-lived designs of any U.S. coin. When you add in the facts that the coin was easily damaged and easily lost because of its small size, it's also one of the more difficult coins for you to add to your collection, either as an individual coin or as an addition to your 12-coin U.S. Mint Vintage Gold Type Set. Now you can secure this example dated 1855 grading Mint State-62 (MS62) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Add it to your collection today!
|Year of Issue||1855|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||1.67 Grams - g|