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Mid-Victorian Lord's Prayer Gold Liberty Dollar Pendant

$1,000.00

Mid-Victorian Lord's Prayer Gold Liberty Dollar Pendant

$1,000.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1854

A cool gold Liberty Dollar with the Lord's Prayer engraved on the back. It's a type 2 gold one dollar coin minted in the mid 19th Century (this style was only minted between 1854 and 1856).

In 1848, large quantities of gold were found in California, and in 1849, the famous ‘gold rush’ began. Much gold was being transported to the Philadelphia Mint and to the New Orleans Mint during a period when silver dollars were not widely circulating. So, it became logical for One Dollar Gold pieces to be produced.

The "tails" side of this one has been filed down, and the full text of the Lord's Prayer has been engraved in tiny lettering to fill the side - the text set within a stylized laurel wreath. In addition, a bail has been added for wear as a pendant or charm. A rare and beautiful thing....

MEASUREMENTS 

Width: 14.9mm

WEIGHT 

1.6g

CONDITION 

Good, some light wear commensurate with age

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