Bezel 14kt Diamond Cut Type 1 $1 Gold

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    The Bezel 14kt Diamond Cut Type 1 $1 Gold is a stunning piece of jewelry that combines the historical significance of the Type 1 $1 Gold coin with the elegance of a meticulously crafted 14kt gold bezel. This piece serves as both a beautiful adornment and a valuable numismatic item, making it a prized possession for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

    The Type 1 $1 Gold coin, introduced in 1849, holds a special place in American numismatic history as the first gold dollar coin minted by the United States. The gold dollar was authorized by the Coinage Act of 1849, largely due to the California Gold Rush, which significantly increased the availability of gold. The coin was designed by Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, who aimed to create a compact yet beautiful piece of currency. The Type 1 design was minted until 1854, when it was replaced by the Type 2 design.

    The design of the Type 1 $1 Gold coin is both simple and elegant, reflecting the artistry of Longacre. The obverse features a portrait of Lady Liberty facing left, wearing a coronet inscribed with the word "LIBERTY." The year of issue is inscribed below the bust. Surrounding Liberty's profile are 13 stars, representing the original 13 colonies. This design element symbolizes the young nation's unity and heritage.

    The reverse side of the coin features an open wreath of olive and oak branches, symbolizing peace and strength. Within the wreath is the denomination "1 DOLLAR" and the year of issue. The simplicity of the reverse design complements the obverse, creating a balanced and harmonious appearance. The coin's small size and detailed engraving demonstrate Longacre's skill in creating intricate designs on a limited surface area.

    The bezel crafted for this coin is made from 14kt gold, adding a layer of luxury and sophistication to the already valuable coin. The diamond-cut finish on the bezel enhances its visual appeal by reflecting light in a way that creates a shimmering effect. This intricate detailing adds to the overall beauty of the piece, making it a standout accessory. The bezel is designed to securely hold the Type 1 $1 Gold coin, allowing it to be worn as a pendant on a chain.

    The craftsmanship involved in creating the bezel ensures that it not only enhances the coin's appearance but also provides a secure setting that protects the coin from damage. The bezel's design allows the coin to be easily viewed from both sides, showcasing its historical artistry and preserving its numismatic value. The combination of the 14kt gold bezel and the classic coin creates a piece that is both beautiful and meaningful.

    The Bezel 14kt Diamond Cut Type 1 $1 Gold is more than just a piece of jewelry; it is a fusion of historical significance and modern elegance. Whether worn as a statement piece or added to a collection, this unique combination of a classic American gold coin and a beautifully crafted bezel offers both aesthetic and intrinsic value. It celebrates the rich heritage of U.S. coinage while providing a stunning piece of wearable art that is sure to be cherished for generations.

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