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Pre-33 $1 Liberty Gold Coin Type 1, BU

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The Pre-33 $1 Gold Coin from the United States Mint was introduced in 1849 and struck for the next 40 years. The coins varying designs can be deciphered as Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3, with each of these referring to the obverse design elements. The Type 1 design was used on the coin from 1849 to 1854 with designs from James B. Longacre, the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint at that time and Peter Filatreu Cross. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase Pre-33 $1 Liberty Gold Coins Type 1 online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
  • Dated between 1849 and 1854!
  • Brilliant Uncirculated condition!
  • Contains .04837 Troy oz of actual gold content in BU condition.
  • The obverse features Liberty in left-profile relief.
  • On the reverse is the denomination with a wreath around the design.
  • Please remember you could get matching date marks when buying several coins.

The United States Mint issued its first $1 gold coins in 1849 following an influx of gold into the Treasury Department. This was a result of the California Gold Rush. The US Mint introduced the coins with a design on the obverse from 4th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, James B. Longacre. His design was reminiscent of the Liberty design from Christian Gobrecht on the obverse of the US Eagle denominations. He would later redesign that image twice.


The obverse side of Pre-33 $1 Liberty Gold Coins Type 1 is a depiction of Liberty in left-profile relief. She is shown with a circle of 13 stars around her figure in the Type 1 design set. The bust depicts Liberty with her hair in a loose bun and other stragglers flowing down the back of her neck. Liberty wears a coronet crown on her head with Liberty inscribed on it.


On the reverse face of the Pre-33 $1 Liberty Gold Coin Type 1 is the original design from the series. The design on this face of the gold coins includes the denomination as 1 Dollar at the center with a date mark below it and a thin wreath around those markings. Around the design element is an inscription of United States of America.


The $1 Gold Coin from the United States Mint was issued for 40 years, but the US Mint did not regularly strike the coins every year during this period. For example, during the Civil War the coins were not produced in great numbers and Americans were hoarding gold pieces out of fear of the economic repercussions of the conflict. In 1889, the series was canceled by the US Mint.


These Pre-33 $1 Liberty Gold Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though it is possible for breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks resulting from the coining process to be present. Each coin ships individually with a plastic flip.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. We are available at 800-313-3315, online through our live chat, and via our email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

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Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 1849-1854
Mint Mark Not shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.02 mm
Diameter 13 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $1
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Pre- 33 Liberty
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .048375 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.06
Provident ID 2571892