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1859-D GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
1859-D Gold Dollar

1859-D Gold Dollar - The 1859-D Gold Dollar has 14 examples certified above MS62 by NGC and PCGS combined. Most often it is seen in AU grades. The central portions are often weakly struck with the middle numerals of the date sometimes missing entirely.

Specifications:
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 1.672 grams (25.8 grains) (.0538 troy ounces)
Diameter: 15 millimeters
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Gold Content: 1.505 grams (23.22 grains) (.0484 troy ounces)

In 1859 Georgia and Arkansas passed laws that forbade slave owners from freeing their slaves. The owner was obligated to support a slave during his lifetime. One purpose of the legislation was to prevent a slave owner from evading his duty to support his slaves under the guise of humanitarianism.

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