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1860 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
1860 Gold Dollar

1860 Gold Dollar - The 1860 Gold Dollar is especially rare in gem grades and above. Fifteen pieces have been certified by both grading services in MS65 and above. Most pieces are well struck with good luster and often with clashed dies.

Sometimes letters from LIBERTY are found on the coin’s reverse because of the clashing. The same date punch for the three-cent silver was used for this coin.

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 1860 the Pony Express was founded. It was a fast mail service from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. Before the telegraph, it was the most direct means of communication just before the Civil War. Horseback riders in relays carried the mail to stations with fresh horses and riders. It operated for eighteen months.

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