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1856-S GOLD DOLLAR

1856-S Gold Dollar - The 1856-S gold dollar is popular because it is the only San Francisco Type 2 Gold Dollar. There is a Double S variety that was made because the mintmark was punched too far to the right.

A large number of the coins of this issue have the Double S. In total only 2 coins of this date and mint have been certified MS65 with none higher.

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

In the spring, the Sacking of Lawrence helped increase the desire for the guerrilla war in the Kansas Territory. It became known as Bleeding Kansas. Lawrence was an anti-slavery town that became the center of pro-slavery violence.

The immediate cause was the arrest of free-state settlers by Sheriff Samuel Jones. Town residents drove him out after he was shot on May 11th. Later Jones returned with 800 southerners, disarmed the citizens, and wrecked the town’s anti-slavery press.

 

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