Composition and Specifications

The Liberty Gold Dollars were struck on planchets of 90% gold and 10% copper. With a diameter of just 13 mm, these coins represent the smallest regular coins ever produced by the United States Mint. In uncirculated condition, the coins weigh 1.672 grams (25.8 grains), representing the lightest gold coins ever struck. All have a reeded edge.

These gold dollars were struck at the Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans and San Francisco Mints, representing all mints in operation during the short history of this type. Those struck in Philadelphia have no mintmark, while the mintmark for the other mints can be found on the reverse, directly under the wreath.

Designer: James B. Longacre
Years: 1849-1854
Mints: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, San Francisco
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Weight: 1.672 grams
Diameter: 13 mm