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1866 Gold Dollar - The 1866 Gold Dollar had a mintage of 7,100. Despite this low mintage most coins that survived are in Mint State, and a few superb gems have been certified. The coins are often struck with prooflike surfaces and often have clash marks. Four example have been certified MS68 by both grading services combined. Only 26 pieces have been certified in circulated grades by both services.

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 1866 the Civil Rights Act was passed. It was intended to protect the rights of freed slaves in the wake of the Civil War. It was vetoed by President Johnson but passed later by a two-thirds majority in each house. In this year the Ku Klux Klan was founded. It advocated extremist reactionary views that included white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration that used terrorism as a means to achieve its goals.

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