1849 C Liberty Head Gold Dollars : Open Wreath - Very Rare

Type 1 Early Gold Dollar

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Charlotte

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 13 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.672 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1849 C Liberty Head Gold Dollar G$1 - Open Wreath
One major variety of the 1849 C Liberty Head Gold Dollar features a reverse with an open wreath. The "Open Wreath" variety is extremely rare and valuable - worth over $1 million in high grade! Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

The Open Wreath variety features a reverse with more spacing between ends of the wreath and the numeral "1". The Closed Wreath features less spacing as the ends of the wreath are closer to the number "1". The difference between the Open Wreath vs Closed Wreath is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1849 Open Wreath vs Closed Wreath Liberty Head Gold Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1849-C Liberty Head Gold Dollar (Open Wreath - Very Rare Variety) is Worth $260,427 in Average Condition and can be Worth $564,356 to $875,603 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.

MELT VALUE: $98.68

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