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1854 Gold Dollar

1854 Gold Dollar1854 Gold Dollar - With its mintage of over 780,000, the 1854 Gold Dollar, Type 2 Gold Dollar is a common date coin except in higher Mint State grades. It is always in demand by type set collectors.

Because the coin was made wider and thinner than the previous type, the mint had difficulty striking them. Heavy die clash marks are often seen on this issue. A die clash takes place when the two dies come together without a planchet between them, and some of the design is transferred from one die to the other. Subsequent coins have the transferred part of the design as well as the regular elements of the design.

In this year the Gadsden Purchase was finalized. Southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico were purchased from Mexico. It was the last major territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States. The purchase allowed for the construction of a southern route for the transcontinental railroad.


Weight: 1.672 grams
Composition: .900 gold, .100 silver
Net weight: .04837 AGW
Diameter: 13 millimeters
Edge: reeded

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