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Victorian Gold 1852 Liberty Dollar Pendant

Victorian Gold 1852 Liberty Dollar Pendant



DATE: Victorian, 1852

An original 1852 gold Liberty Dollar (type 1) designed by James B Longacre and minted in Philadelphia. Gold dollars were produced between 1849 and 1889, and had three types over their lifetime - this example being the smallest diameter of any US coin to date - 12,7mm. A gold dollar coin had, apparently, been proposed several times in the early 19th Century, but it wasn't until the California gold rush, and its resulting supply of bullion. This one depicts the head of Liberty, facing left, wearing a tiara bearing her name and surrounded by 13 stars representing the original states. The reverse states United States of America One Dollar 1852, with a laurel wreath. At some point in its life, an owner has added a gold split ring for wear as a charm or pendant.





Very good, some light wear commensurate with age


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