1849 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin

1849 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin
1849 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$61.68
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.04838 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
916,789
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1849

In 1849, the United States Mint would begin striking the smallest coin it has ever struck to this day – the $1 Liberty Head gold coin. A 13-millimeter, 1.672-gram regular-issue gold coin designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre (who also designed the Indian Head cent and two-cent coin), this tiny piece was issued in three types over the course of its 1849 through 1889 production period. The gold dollar was instituted just as the Gold Rush kicked off in California and gold became more readily available.

The 1849 gold dollar was struck in the following quantities:

  • 1849 Opened Wreath, with “L,” 668,567 minted – $260

  • 1849 Small Head, no “L,” mintage included above – $270

  • 1849 Closed Wreath (ends are closer to the numeral), mintage included above – $260

  • 1849-C Closed Wreath, 11,634 – $1,150

  • 1849-C, Opened Wreath, mintage included above but exceedingly rare – Sold at auction in 2004 for $690,000 in July 2004

  • 1849-D, Opened Wreath, 21,588 – $1,400

  • 1849-O, Opened Wreath, 215,000 – $275

*Values are for coins in Very Fine condition, unless otherwise noted.

About 20 million gold dollar coins were made over the course of the denomination’s 41-year lifespan of which more than 90 percent were made at the Philadelphia mint. New Orleans struck the lion’s share of the other pieces, with Charlotte, San Francisco, and Dahlonega producing relatively small quantities.

Other Years From This Coin Series



1849 Liberty Head Gold $1 Coin Past Sales & Prices

1849-D $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD ~ LOW MINTAGE DAHLONEGA MINT ~ NGC EXTRA FINE DETAILS
Sale Price: $925.00
Date Sold: February 22, 2016
1849-D $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD ~ LOW MINTAGE DAHLONEGA MINT ~ NGC EXTRA FINE DETAILS
1849-O NGC AU58 $1 Gold Liberty
Sale Price: $520.00
Date Sold: February 22, 2016
1849-O NGC AU58 $1 Gold Liberty
1849 Closed Wreath PCGS MS62 G$1 Gold Dollar
Sale Price: $800.00
Date Sold: January 25, 2016
1849 Closed Wreath PCGS MS62 G$1 Gold Dollar
US Liberty Dollar gold 1849 closed wreath NGC MS 62 lotjan7235
Sale Price: $531.86
Date Sold: January 24, 2016
US Liberty Dollar gold 1849 closed wreath NGC MS 62 lotjan7235
Lusterous 1849 G$1 Open Wreath Gold Dollar PCGS AU 55
Sale Price: $280.10
Date Sold: January 14, 2016
Lusterous 1849 G$1 Open Wreath Gold Dollar PCGS AU 55
1849 ....Gold ...... $1 ..Liberty.... PCGS AU55 Open Wreath ............ RC374
Sale Price: $325.00
Date Sold: December 22, 2015
1849 ....Gold ...... $1 ..Liberty.... PCGS AU55 Open Wreath ............ RC374
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Head Open Wreath, D-4, Close Stars PCGS Graded AU58
Sale Price: $499.99
Date Sold: December 07, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Head Open Wreath, D-4, Close Stars PCGS Graded AU58
NGC GRADED 1849 OPEN WREATH $1 GOLD AU58
Sale Price: $310.55
Date Sold: December 07, 2015
NGC GRADED 1849 OPEN WREATH $1 GOLD AU58
1849 CLOSED WREATH $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED AU DETAILS NET EF 45
Sale Price: $275.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1849 CLOSED WREATH $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED AU DETAILS NET EF 45
BLACK FRIDAY GOLD @ .99C RARE 1849-O US GOLD DOLLAR NGC AU 55
Sale Price: $330.69
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
BLACK FRIDAY GOLD @ .99C RARE 1849-O US GOLD DOLLAR NGC AU 55
1849 O PCGS MS61 Gold $1 Item# T1791
Sale Price: $1,025.00
Date Sold: November 21, 2015
1849 O PCGS MS61 Gold $1 Item# T1791
1849 Closed Wreath NGC MS63 G$1 Gold Dollar
Sale Price: $975.00
Date Sold: November 21, 2015
1849 Closed Wreath NGC MS63 G$1 Gold Dollar
1849 Open Wreath No L NGC MS63 $1 Gold
Sale Price: $1,300.00
Date Sold: November 14, 2015
1849 Open Wreath No L NGC MS63 $1 Gold
1849 Small Head No L $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC MS62
Sale Price: $810.33
Date Sold: October 28, 2015
1849 Small Head No L $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC MS62
1849-O CORONET ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED AU 50
Sale Price: $325.00
Date Sold: October 23, 2015
1849-O CORONET ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED AU 50
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS61
Sale Price: $527.00
Date Sold: October 17, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Head PCGS MS61
1849 G$1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD DOLLAR CLOSED WREATH MS62 PCGS
Sale Price: $745.00
Date Sold: October 13, 2015
1849 G$1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD DOLLAR CLOSED WREATH MS62 PCGS
1849 Open Wreath $1 Dollar Gold Coin ANACS AU-55 Details Bent-Damaged-Cleaned
Sale Price: $325.00
Date Sold: October 11, 2015
1849 Open Wreath $1 Dollar Gold Coin ANACS AU-55 Details Bent-Damaged-Cleaned
1849 $1.00 Ty 1 Gold Open Wreath PCGS AU-58 Superb!!!!!!!!!!!
Sale Price: $377.00
Date Sold: October 07, 2015
1849 $1.00 Ty 1 Gold Open Wreath PCGS AU-58 Superb!!!!!!!!!!!
1849 $1 Gold Open Wreath Liberty, NGC AU Details Improproperly Cleaned WJ57
Sale Price: $214.00
Date Sold: September 22, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Open Wreath Liberty, NGC AU Details Improproperly Cleaned WJ57
1849-O $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD LIBERTY HEAD PCGS XF 40 LOW MINTAGE!!!
Sale Price: $250.00
Date Sold: September 13, 2015
1849-O $1 ONE DOLLAR GOLD LIBERTY HEAD PCGS XF 40 LOW MINTAGE!!!
1849 Closed Wreath $1 One Dollar Liberty Head GOLD Coin NGC MS62 Uncirculated
Sale Price: $685.00
Date Sold: September 09, 2015
1849 Closed Wreath $1 One Dollar Liberty Head GOLD Coin NGC MS62 Uncirculated
1849 $1 Gold Liberty PCGS AU55 No L
Sale Price: $399.00
Date Sold: September 06, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Liberty PCGS AU55 No L
1849-O Gold Dollar - UNC Details - NGC - 1st Year Issue - Free Shipping
Sale Price: $399.00
Date Sold: September 01, 2015
1849-O Gold Dollar - UNC Details - NGC - 1st Year Issue - Free Shipping
1849 US LIBERTY GOLD ONE DOLLAR (TYPE 1) $1 OPEN WREATH NGC XF DETAILS #001
Sale Price: $159.99
Date Sold: August 31, 2015
1849 US LIBERTY GOLD ONE DOLLAR (TYPE 1) $1 OPEN WREATH NGC XF DETAILS #001
1849 Closed Wreath PCGS MS63 G$1
Sale Price: $1,100.00
Date Sold: August 19, 2015
1849 Closed Wreath PCGS MS63 G$1
1849 $1 Open Wreath Liberty Head Gold Dollar ANACS MS60 Details Obv Scratch
Sale Price: $300.00
Date Sold: August 17, 2015
1849 $1 Open Wreath Liberty Head Gold Dollar ANACS MS60 Details Obv Scratch
1849 D $1 Gold Dahlonega Mint Dollar Rare Liberty Head Type 1 NGC AU #01197776b
Sale Price: $999.00
Date Sold: August 16, 2015
1849 D $1 Gold Dahlonega Mint Dollar Rare Liberty Head Type 1 NGC AU #01197776b
1849 Open Wreath $1 Dollar Gold Liberty Coin NGC AU 58 Scarce Low Mintage!!!
Sale Price: $575.00
Date Sold: August 14, 2015
1849 Open Wreath $1 Dollar Gold Liberty Coin NGC AU 58 Scarce Low Mintage!!!
1849-O G$1 NGC MS61 - Gold Rush Year - 1 Gold Coin - Gold Rush Year
Sale Price: $1,190.00
Date Sold: August 06, 2015
1849-O G$1 NGC MS61 - Gold Rush Year - 1 Gold Coin - Gold Rush Year
1849 Open Wreath Gold Dollar G$1 NGC MS 62 1st year of issue
Sale Price: $500.00
Date Sold: August 05, 2015
1849 Open Wreath Gold Dollar G$1 NGC MS 62 1st year of issue
1849 Open Wreath PCGS MS62 G$1 Type I Gold with Glowing Luster and Nice Strike
Sale Price: $875.00
Date Sold: August 04, 2015
1849 Open Wreath PCGS MS62 G$1 Type I Gold with Glowing Luster and Nice Strike
1849 Closed Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $355.00
Date Sold: July 27, 2015
1849 Closed Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar Open Wreath PCGS AU 53 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $242.50
Date Sold: July 27, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar Open Wreath PCGS AU 53 - No Reserve!
1849 Closed Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $355.00
Date Sold: July 26, 2015
1849 Closed Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
1849 Open Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $316.00
Date Sold: July 26, 2015
1849 Open Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 - No Reserve!
1849 Open Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 53 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $260.55
Date Sold: July 26, 2015
1849 Open Wreath $1 Type 1 Gold Dollar NGC AU 53 - No Reserve!
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar Open Wreath PCGS AU 53 - No Reserve!
Sale Price: $233.67
Date Sold: July 26, 2015
1849 $1 Gold Liberty Dollar Open Wreath PCGS AU 53 - No Reserve!
1849-D Liberty Gold Dollar Coin G$1 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Dahlonega Coin
Sale Price: $1,651.50
Date Sold: July 24, 2015
1849-D Liberty Gold Dollar Coin G$1 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Dahlonega Coin
1849 D PCGS Genuine Dahlonega Gold Dollar
Sale Price: $900.00
Date Sold: July 23, 2015
1849 D PCGS Genuine Dahlonega Gold Dollar

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