|GOLD DOLLARS - TYPE 1|
|1851||NGC MS-61||$ 595|
|1854 Type 1||NGC MS-61||595|
|1854 Type 1||PCGS MS-61||595|
|1854 TYPE 1 Type 1||NGC AU-58||294|
|1854 TYPE 1 Type 1||NGC MS-61||595|
|GOLD DOLLARS - TYPE 2|
|1855||NGC Genuine||$ 763|
|GOLD DOLLARS - TYPE 3|
|1857||PCGS AU-58||$ 332|
|1873 Open 3||NGC MS-61||610|
|1873 OPEN 3 Open 3||NGC MS-61||610|
At the direction of the new Mint Director, Col. James Ross Snowden, Longacre redesigned the Gold $1 on a broader flan, with a narrow "Indian Princess" head obverse. Minted for less than three years, this is the scarcest of the three Gold $1 types, Poor strikes and accelerated wear from the high relief design contribute to this issue''s relative scarcity and higher prices in the upper grades.
In order to remedy the problems of inadequate striking and accelerated wear of the Type 2 issue, in 1855 Snowden again directed Longacre to redesign the Gold $1. Largely an adaptation of his $3 design, special care was now taken to avoid opposing areas of high relief. While mintage for this type are small, fortunately, many still exist is high grade.