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1863 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR

1863 Gold Dollar - The 1863 Gold Dollar has a small mintage of 6,200 and is rare in all conditions. Most are well struck with a small date that looks like it is 1868 because of the closed 3.

Only 75 have been certified in all dates by both major grading services. The finest is a single MS68.

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 1863 the Civil War was at its height. The Battle of Gettysburg took place. It had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War and is considered the turning point.

Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the Confederacy. The Siege of Vicksburg took place as well as the New York Draft Riots. West Virginia became the 35th state as pro-Union counties seceded from Virginia.

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