Rare 1855-C Gold $1 NGC MS62 - $33,950. Click on Coin Image to
1855-C Indian Princess Head, Small Head Gold $1 is tied
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The Type 2 gold dollar,
which followed the Liberty Head of 1849-1854, has to
be called a design failure. James Longacre, the coin’s
designer used a motif similar to the three dollar coin.
However, he made the new coin broader and thinner. The
coin did not strike up well, especially in its centers.
Many new coins looked worn even though they were fresh
and uncirculated. Consequently, Longacre redesigned
the coin after only two years.
The New Orleans Mint
was authorized in 1835 by President Andrew Jackson,
hero of the battle of New Orleans. The bill that Jackson
signed also authorized the mints at Charlotte and Dahlonega.
William Strickland, a Philadelphia architect designed
all three branch mint buildings. The building was made
in the solid, bulky Greek Revival style of architecture.
It was the largest of the three branch mints and located
at major port of entry. Unfortunately Strickland did
not account for the soft ground around the site. Because
of it, the building had to undergo numerous repairs
throughout its history.