United States Gold Dollars

Three different designs of gold dollars were issued by the United States. They are very small, only about 2/3rds the size of a dime. They were the smallest regular issue coins made by the United States. Type I, minted from 1849 through 1854, features a head of Liberty wearing a beaded coronet or crown surrounded by stars. […]
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United States $2 1/2 Gold Pieces

$2 1/2 Gold pieces or Quarter Eagles were made from 1796 through 1929. Most dates before 1834 are very rare and are seldom seen by the public. The types most often found are the Coronet Liberty Head type made from 1840 through 1907, and the Indian Head type made from 1908 through 1929. The Liberty Head series contains many rare dates prior […]
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Three and Four Dollar Gold Pieces

Three Dollar gold pieces were authorized and minted to facilitate the purchase of 3c stamps in sheets of 100. They were not very popular and as a result, were struck in small quantities between 1854 and 1889. The design features a head of Liberty in a feathered headdress, while the reverse has the date and the […]
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United States $5 Gold Pieces

Minted since 1795, only the last two designs of Five Dollar Gold pieces or Half Eagles are commonly seen by the public. These are the Liberty Head Type made from 1839 until 1908 and the Indian Head Type made from 1908 to 1929. The Liberty Head design is similar to that found on other U.S. Liberty Head Coins, that is, it […]
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United States $10 Gold Pieces

United States Ten Dollar Gold Coins, also known as Eagles, were minted in several styles from 1795-1933. They all share the same basic theme; a head of Liberty on the dated side and an eagle on the other. Most people are familiar with the last two styles. These are the “Liberty Head,” made from 1838 through 1907, and […]
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United States $20 Gold Pieces

$20 Gold Pieces, also known as Double Eagles, were the largest regular issue gold coins made by the United States. There are two basic design types: The Liberty (Coronet Head), made from 1849 to 1907, Saint Gaudens type, named after its designer, features a standing figure of Liberty on the dated side and a flying eagle on the reverse. It was made […]
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Classic U.S. Gold Commemoratives

Governments have long used coins as a way of recording important events. Coins are rarely destroyed and therefore act as permanent record of the occasion. In the United States, only 13 gold commemorative coins were issued during the years 1903 to 1926. Gold commemorative coins were not issued again until 1984 for the Olympics held […]
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