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1861-D GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR
1861-D Gold Dollar

1861-D Gold Dollar - The 1861-D Gold Dollar had a unknown mintage because it was struck by the Confederacy after they took over the Mint at Dahlonega. It is estimated that 1,000 coins were struck. The coins are weakly struck with the U of UNITED always missing. It is included in the 100 Greatest U.S. Coins by Garrett and Guth. Thirty examples have been certified in Mint State, the finest of which is a single MS65 example.

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 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected to the presidency of the Confederacy. The war began with the firing at Fort Sumter, and the First Battle of Bull Run took place.

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