Gold Dollar - The 1862 Gold Dollar had a mintage of
over one million coins. It is a common date in the series
and is popular as a type coin because it is a genuine Civil
War era artifact. Varieties include a doubled obverse die
and a doubled date. The coin is rare only above MS66 with
13 examples certified, the highest of which is a single
In 1862 the battle of Hampton Roads between
the Merrimack and the Monitor took place. Robert E. Lee
was given command of the Army of Northern Virginia. The
Second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam took
The Dakota War, also known as the Sioux uprising, was fought.
It ended with the execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Minnesota
in retaliation for many settlers who were killed.