Gold Dollar - The 1855 gold dollar has a slightly
smaller mintage than the 1854 Type 2 Gold Dollar, and it is
slightly rarer. Values are essentially the same for both dates
and are based on demand as a type coin. They are frequently
poorly struck with soft centers and are often from clashed
In 1855 both Michigan and Pennsylvania State Universities
were founded. In April riots broke out in Cincinnati between
nativists and German-American immigrants. Mount Sinai Hospital
was dedicated in New York City. In Louisville, Kentucky a
Protestant mob attacked Irish Catholics on an election day.
Twenty-two were killed.